But that doesn’t mean that they don’t plan to indulge in any other areas.
This morning, the Bronx Bombers brought back a familiar face.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yanks have agreed to terms with veteran reliever Tommy Kahnle on a two-year, $11.5 million deal.
The right-hander was limited to just 13 games in 2022 thanks to injuries, but posted some good numbers while with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 12.2 innings of work, Kahnle posted a 2.84 ERA and a WHIP of 0.63.
Jeff Passan of ESPN confirmed Rosenthal’s report on Twitter.
Right-hander Tommy Kahnle and the New York Yankees are in agreement on a two-year, $11.5 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. First on the scene with the deal was @Ken_Rosenthal.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 6, 2022
Kahnle Returns To New York
The 33-year-old was selected by the Yankees in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
The veteran right-hander made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2014.
Kahnle joined the Yankees in 2017 at the trade deadline and was a key piece in their bullpen for a number of years.
Injuries limited him to just one appearance in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and kept him out for the entire 2021 season.
Kahnle returned late in the 2022 season with the 111-win Dodgers.
And so, they reunited with a familiar face and former draft pick, who also happens to be a New York State native.
The Yankees won 99 games during the regular season, capturing an AL East title.