Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. The procedure, which went as expected, ends his 2020 season.
Kahnle underwent an MRI on Friday in New York that revealed damage to his right ulnar collateral ligament. He felt discomfort in his right forearm last Tuesday during an evening workout at Camden Yards in Baltimore and was unable to play catch prior to the next day’s game, prompting the club to shut him down.
Kahnle pitched to a 3.67 ERA (122 ERA+) in 72 appearances for New York last season, enjoying a bounce-back campaign after he spent much of 2018 in the Minors. Kahnle owns a 3.82 ERA in 285 career appearances for the Rockies, White Sox and Yankees since 2014.
On Tuesday, RHP Tommy Kahnle underwent “Tommy John” surgery. The procedure was performed by Dr. Christopher Ahmad at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The procedure went as expected.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 5, 2020