Tommy Kahnle returns to Yankees on two-year deal

After missing the 2021 season with Tommy John surgery and spending 2022 with the Dodgers, Tommy Kahnle is headed back to the franchise that originally drafted him in 2010. The right-handed reliever has agreed to a two-year deal with the Yankees worth $11.5 million, a source told’s Mark Feinsand on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the deal.

Kahnle pitched for the Yankees from 2017-20 after being traded from the White Sox. In that span, he pitched to a 4.01 ERA in 129 appearances with 157 strikeouts over 112 1/3 innings pitched. The New York native now rejoins the Bronx relief corps, which was one of the best bullpens in baseball last year -- Yankees relievers pitched to a 2.97 ERA in 2022, the third-best team mark in the Majors.

Kahnle had a 2.84 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings with Los Angeles last season.