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.
In Triple-A, though, he seems to have figured it out. He is pitching to a much-better 2.49 ERA and his WHIP is close to one at 1.06. He will look to re-establish himself as a solid arm out of the bullpen.
Cessa, on the other hand, was called up ahead of the Yankees' series with the Red Sox. But things went bad for him on Thursday night when he allowed five runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings.