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.
"We're hoping that this is something that we can knock out with a few days of rest," Boone told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
Kahnle came to the Yankees last season in a trade with the White Sox that also saw David Robertson make his New York reunion. He owned a 2.70 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 26.2 innings in 32 games with New York.
For the meantime, Luis Cessa was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in place of Kahnle. Cessa was just sent down to Triple-A on Sunday.