BOSTON — Earlier than elevating right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, the Yankees looked for options to a pitcher who was superb late final 12 months and a dud this season.
“There have been numerous choices we had been contemplating, not solely inner however exterior the group, numerous [discussions] which route we wished to go. Ultimately, we selected Tommy,” Aaron Boone stated. “He’s a big-league pitcher. We’re in a troublesome scenario. We’ve had some various things which have transpired. [We] really feel like he offers us one of the best probability of successful the sport [Friday night]. For essentially the most half, he has been fairly good in Triple-A, really feel like getting high quality pitcher.”
Kahnle labored an ideal eighth Friday evening within the Yankees’ 4-1 loss to the Red Sox.
In his first two stints (eight video games) with the Yankees this 12 months, Kahnle was terrible, permitting six hits and 10 walks in 9 innings. His ERA was 5.73. He final appeared within the large leagues Could 28. In 22 appearances at Triple-A, Kahnle was 2-1 with a save and a 2.49 ERA. He struck out 31 in 21 ²/₃ innings.
Miguel Andujar’s dwelling run marked the eighth straight recreation the Yankees hit at the very least one homer. That’s tied for his or her third-longest streak of the season, they usually have hit 13 homers in that span.
Aaron Choose continues to take small steps towards getting back from a fractured proper wrist.
“Hopefully within the subsequent couple of days, right here or Chicago, begin doing mild swinging of bat or tee or fungo. Getting all that ache out of there,’’ Boone stated of Choose.
In line with Boone, Gary Sanchez is operating on a machine and throwing in Tampa.
“Transferring in the appropriate path however not operating totally,” Boone stated of the catcher, who’s on the DL with a strained proper groin for the second time this season. “Don’t suppose he’s feeling a lot in there, which is an efficient factor. Hopefully within the subsequent week, begin to ramp issues up.”