Free Agent Reliever Has Interest From "10-Plus Teams"

He's pitched just 13.2 innings in the past three seasons, but that hasn't stopped more than ten teams from expressing interest in free agent right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

Kahnle was virtually unhittable in his September return to the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen—in fact, he allowed just two hits in 8.2 innings in that stretch, before one unforgettable inning in the postseason that led to the end of the Dodgers' season. 

The Dodgers took a low-risk gamble on signing Kahnle in 2021 to a two-year, $4.75M deal, even though they knew he wouldn't be pitching in '21 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. 

He first made it back to the mound in May of 2022, but alas, suffered a bone bruise in his elbow that caused him to miss another four months before his September return. 

The 33-year-old Kahnle had a very nice 2019 season in the New York Yankees' 'pen, with a 3.67 ERA and 12.9 K/9 in 61.1 innings pitched. 

He's spent parts of eight years in the majors, and has compiled an overall 3.78 ERA with an 11.1 K/9 mark. It's that bat-missing potential that those 10+ teams are in the market for in talks for the reliever this winter. 

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