Former Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle has agreed to two-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday afternoon.
Free-agent reliever Tommy Kahnle in agreement with Dodgers on two-year contract, source tells The Athletic. Kahnle underwent Tommy John surgery in August.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 23, 2020
Kahnle spent the last four seasons in New York, appearing in 129 games. Over the 112.1 innings pitched during those games, Kahnle produced a 4.01 ERA to go with 157 strikeouts, 46 walks and 13 home runs allowed.
The righty was considered a big part of the Yankees’ strong bullpen that was key to their success over the last four seasons.
However, Kahnle pitched just one inning in 2020 before needing Tommy John surgery in August. It’s unlikely he’ll be able to pitch for the reigning World Series Champion Dodgers in 2021.
The Dodgers will be Kahnle’s fourth major league team, having started his career with the Colorado Rockies and Chicago White Sox before ending up with the Yankees.