The New York Yankees brought back a fan-favorite relief pitcher on Tuesday. The team signed Tommy Khanle to a two-year deal. Kahnle was originally acquired by the Yankees in a trade with the White Sox back in 2017. He spent the next 2.5 years in New York before singing a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tommy Kahnle Yankees Contract
Kahnle now comes back to The Bronx, where he enjoyed plenty of success just a few short years ago. The deal is for two-years, $11.5 million.
Surgery basically kept him out for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, but Kahnle pitched to a 2.84 ERA for the Dogers last season, albeit in just 12.1 innings. Clearly the Yankees are confident about his health moving forward and have seen enough to warrant a multi-year deal for the 33-year-old veteran.
The Yankees have already re-signed Anthony Rizzo and now have picked up Kahnle again, but still have yet retain Aaron Judge on a long-term deal. They also have reported interest in multiple left fielders and another starting pitcher. It's going to be a busy offseason for the Yankees and this could be just the start.
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