Yankees Reliever In Midst Of 10-Day Shut Down From Throwing

The New York Yankees have had the injury bug hit their pitching staff this spring on more than one occasion. The latest to miss some time is Yankee returnee Tommy Kahnle. 

Kahnle has been shut down with right biceps tendinitis, according to manager Aaron Boone. Monday is Day 4 of a 10-day no-throw zone for the right-hander. 

Boone said imaging was done and showed no other issues except the tendinitis. The manager still expects Kahnle to have enough time upon his return next weekend to build up before Opening Day.

Kahnle, 32, spent three seasons in Pinstripes, 2017 through 2019, compiling a 4.01 ERA in 112 innings, with a 1.24 WHIP and a dominating 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings. He then missed the 2021 season due to Tommy John surgery, before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers for a year in 2022, in which he was only able to come back for 12.2 innings, after battling another, different elbow injury as well.

The Yankees are hoping he'll add his bat-missing presence to the bullpen this season when he's recovered from the biceps issue.

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