TAMPA — After throwing on Thursday and Saturday, Tommy Kahnle isn’t any nearer to returning.
The proper-handed Yankees reliever has been coping with bicep tendinitis. He’s endured ache and discomfort there prior to now, as not too long ago as 2018.
“Haven’t felt that good, so unsure what the subsequent steps are,” Kahnle mentioned Sunday morning on the Yankees’ spring coaching advanced. “However I do know we’re regrouping at this time and determining the place we’re going from there.
“I do know that it’s the identical spot and it simply hasn’t cleared up but. So I’m simply gonna purchase time and I’ll be again after I’m prepared.”
Kahnle didn’t have an up to date timeline for his restoration, nor did he know if he’ll must endure extra exams. Aaron Boone, in the meantime, acknowledged that the pitcher’s rehab has been delayed.
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“It slows his clock somewhat bit till he can throw, bounce again and preserve constructing,” the supervisor mentioned Saturday. “Hopefully not quite a bit, however no less than somewhat bit.”
Kahnle is on his third stint with the Yankees after inking a two-year, $11.5 million deal over the offseason. The membership drafted the Latham, N.Y. native within the fifth spherical in 2010, however the Rockies scooped him up within the Rule 5 Draft three years later. Colorado dealt Kahnle to the White Sox in November 2015, and Chicago despatched him to the Yankees within the July 2017 commerce that additionally introduced Todd Frazier to the Bronx and reunited David Robertson with the pinstripes.
Kahnle completed that season by recording a 2.70 ERA over his first 32 massive league video games within the Yankees group. However his bicep acted up the next season, and he spent a while within the minors whereas tallying a 6.56 ERA over 24 MLB video games. Kahnle bounced again in 2019, registering a 3.67 ERA over a career-high 72 video games, however his second Yankees stint led to catastrophe the next yr.
Kahnle pitched in only one sport in 2020, underwent Tommy John surgical procedure that August, and missed the whole 2021 season after signing a recover-and-return contract with the Dodgers. He logged a 2.84 ERA over 13 video games for Los Angeles in 2022, along with permitting three earned runs over two postseason innings.
“I’m sick of rehabbing,” mentioned Kahnle, who’s pitched in simply 14 common season contests since 2020. “[The bicep] undoubtedly received higher. However I suppose it simply wasn’t prepared but.”