The Yankees and Tommy Kahnle have reportedly avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $1.3 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Kahnle was traded to the Yankees from the White Sox, with Todd Frazier and David Robertson, in July last season.
The RHP enjoyed a breakout season in 2017. Overall, Kahnle enjoyed a 2.59 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 62 2/3 innings with 96 strikeouts. Just for the Yankees, Kahnle threw 26 2/3 innings with a 2.70 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 36 strikeouts. He had some exceptional moments in the postseason (11 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 K), eventually taking over innings that would have been typically handled by Dellin Betances.
Kahnle, 28, will not be eligible for free agency until 2021. He'll continue to give depth to a tremendous bullpen, alongside Betances, Robertson and Aroldis Chapman.