Five takeaways from Wednesday's game…
1 ) The Yankees need James Paxton to be a stopper. He couldn't quell the bleeding tonight. Paxton's ERA on the season rose to 6.00 after allowing five runs on eight hits (including two home runs to Jose Altuve) and three walks. He labored through 95 pitches in just four innings of work. Simply put, Paxton has to better. He was brought in to sit atop the rotation and carry the club to the postseason. So far, Paxton has failed to live up to expectations.
The Yankees lost to the Washington Nationals 5-3 in their final spring training game of the year on Monday at Nationals Park. >> Box score
Things to know about Monday's game
1) Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo homer and Greg Bird hit an RBI double for the Yankees, who finished the spring 15-9.
2) Stephen Tarpley allowed two runs and two hits in 1 1/3 innings, while Tommy Kahnle gave up two runs, three hits and one walk in 2/3 of an inning. Adam Ottavino struck out two batters in one scoreless inning.
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The theme of this Yankees' offseason is finding ways to close the gap on the Red Sox, and there's no denying the rivals to the north established a clear level of superiority last season.
Yet it's plausible to make the case that, at least for the moment, the Yankees have opened an important gap of their own over the Sox. Right now, in fact, they own a Patriots vs. Jets-like advantage in the bullpen, if I can extend the New York-Boston angle to make a point.
Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Jonathan Holder, Boston Red Sox, Tommy Kahnle, John Harper
With the non-tender deadline at 8 p.m., the Yankees wasted no time tendering contracts to all nine of their arbitration-eligible players, the team announced Friday.
The list of players includes Luis Severino, Aaron Hicks, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Tommy Kahnle, Sonny Gray and newly-acquired starter James Paxton.
If there was a surprise out of any of these players, it is certainly Kahnle, who is expected to earn $1.5 million in arbitration. The Yankees couldn't trust Kahnle last season, as he struggled with velocity and location issues. He had to take a stint in Triple-A to work through his issues, and eventually made his way back in pinstripes toward the end of the season...
Tags: Didi Gregorius, Tommy Kahnle
Friday is non-tender deadline day, and like the Mets, the Yankees have nine players who are eligible for salary arbitration.
While Yankees GM Brian Cashman will surely offer arbitration to the majority of the list, there is one who could be looking at free agency: Tommy Kahnle.
The righty reliever is projected to earn $1.5 million after making $1.3 million this past season, according to MLBTradeRumors
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, Tommy Kahnle
The Yankees have nine arbitration-eligible players this offseason. Six of them are locks to be offered arbitration, and three of them have a more uncertain Yankees future.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, here's what they're projected to make if offered arbitration, and what the rest of their contract situation is. We'll first tackle the locks to be offered arbitration, followed by the question marks...
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, Sonny Gray, Tommy Kahnle, Scott Thompson
Here are the key 2018 MLB offseason dates, and how they impact the Mets...
Day after World Series ends: Free agency begins
Outfielder Bryce Harper and shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado headline the free agent class, and the Yanks are expected to have interest in at least Machado. But the Yankees' main need will be starting pitching help, and Patrick Corbin, Dallas Keuchel and old friend Nathan Eovaldi will be among the best arms available. When it comes to relievers, Craig Kimbrel, Adam Ottavino, and Jeurys Familia will be among the headliners as the Yankees could look to recreate their "super bullpen."
Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Neil Walker, Sonny Gray, Tommy Kahnle, Danny Abriano
The Yankees are likely on their way to playing in the wild card game, and creating a roster for the winner-take-all contest is at the forefront of their front office duties. The Yankees will have to cover all the bases in a game that now has the potential to be played on the road against the surging Athletics.
Here are five questions the Yankees will have to answer when creating its wild card roster...
Who is the starting pitcher?
Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tommy Kahnle, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
The Yankees had the early lead, but the Marlins' bats got red hot late in the game to split the two-game series in a 9-3 loss for the Bombers. >> Box score
1) The sixth inning is where everything went south for the Yanks. Lance Lynn was rolling through the Marlins' lineup through the first five innings, and the Yankees had managed to put two runs across the board. However, Lynn gave up back-to-back singles to start the sixth, and it would lead to one run coming across on an infield single by Austin Dean. The big blow was Miguel Rojas, though, who belted a three-run homer to take a 4-2 lead. Tommy Kahnle, then, let up a double to score another run.
2) Chance Adams, who was recalled from Triple-A in place of Aroldis Chapman, had an outing he probably would like to forget. He allowed four runs, three earned on four hits and three walks over 1.2 innings. He also allowed a homer to JT Riddle as well. He isn't making a good first impression in the Bigs with a 8.10 ERA.
The Yankees are bringing up some more bullpen help, as RHP Tommy Kahnle is reportedly heading to New York, according to Times-Tribune's Conor Foley.
Kahnle has pitched only 10 innings for the Yankees this season, as was dealing with shoulder and bicep tendinitis. He last pitched for the Yanks on Aug. 3 where he didn't allow a run in one inning against the Red Sox. He was, then, optioned back to Triple-A to make room for Chance Adams, who got a spot start in that Sox series.
It was a good sign to see Kahnle in control of his fastball and power changeup in his quick inning up in the bigs, and he will likely get the chance to prove he can stay in the coming games.
Tags: Tommy Kahnle
The Yankees have recalled RHP Tommy Kahnle from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while sending down RHP Luis Cessa, the team announced on Friday.
Kahnle has had a rough 2018 in the big leagues as injury and bad outings forced him down to Triple-A. First, it was shoulder and bicep tendinitis that kept him out early on in the season. Upon his return, Kahnle didn't appear to be the same pitcher as last season, with his velocity down a bit and erratic pitchers.
Over eight apperances (nine innings), Kahnle owns a 7.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP with the Yankees on the year.
Tags: Luis Cessa, Tommy Kahnle
The Yankees bullpen was "destined" to become the best the game had ever seen. Yankees relievers were believed to be able to dominate game after game.
What's that they say about the best laid plans?
Tags: Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Tommy Kahnle, Chris Carelli
Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Yankees and Red Sox played an early-season classic of a series this week, hinting at a thrilling summer to come in the American League East. It ended with a piece of intrigue to chew on: Was Aaron Boone wrong to send Dellin Betances out for a second inning of relief on Thursday night?
Betances has quietly become more reliable of late, but his initial assignment in this game served as a reminder of his reduced role. Boone summoned the onetime setup man in the seventh, with the Yanks trailing, 4-0. Betances pitched a perfect frame, then watched his offense erase the deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the frame.
There came the controversial moment...
Tags: Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Tommy Kahnle, Andy Martino
Another injury has struck the Yankees as RHP Tommy Kahnle was placed on the 10-day DL with right shoulder tendonitis, the team announced Tuesday.
Kahnle has struggled in six appearances so far this season. He posted a 6.14 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with nine strikeouts and eight walks over 7.1 innings. He has also seen a drop in his fastball velocity with an average of 95.5 compared to 98.1 mph last season.
The Yankees don't see this DL stint as a big issues, though. Manager Aaron Boone says hopefully rest will have Kahnle back to his normal self.