Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The New York Yankees have been on a roll since the start of the 2024 season. They have been winning games and series on a regular basis. Albeit, they have lost their place in the top spot of the American League East division. However, they are giving a tough fight to the Baltimore Orioles for the AL East’s top spot. Moreover, the NY side is doing well without their ace pitcher Gerrit Cole, who has been out since his nerve inflammation in his right elbow. 

There are a few more key players who are missing from the current lineup due to injuries. One of them is the reliever, Tommy Kahnle. He is an important piece of the bullpen. However, due to a shoulder injury, Kahnle has not been able to debut in the current season. Lately, though, the reliever has made a significant improvement in his recovery process.


Tommy Kahnle Made Quite Some Improvements In His Recovery

Tommy Kahnle
Tommy Kahnle Source: Yardbarker

The relief pitcher of the New York Yankees started a rehab assignment this week. It was a big step for the reliever coming from a shoulder injury. In 2024, Kahnle started on the Injured List owing to shoulder inflammation. On May 8, he began a rehab assignment due to his injury with the Tampa Tarpons in Low-A. Later, he threw 12 pitches on Tuesday. Most importantly, he got a couple of strikeouts. With the Tarpons, it has been Kahnle’s only inning of work. Generally, Kahnle is the late-innings relief pitcher of the NY Yankees. So far, the New York side’s bullpen has done a decent job. But there is no doubt that they need more reinforcements. Moreover, the situation of the Yankees bullpen is that they need more strikeouts. 

Since that’s the situation of the NY side, the big step Kahnle recently took must be a great news for the Bronx Bombers. Clearly, it has been a massive development for the 27-time World Series champions. It has been his first assignment in rehab. Hence, the Yankees have to keep a close look on his recovery process. Anyway, as of now, it is not very clear that how much more work will Kahnle need to return to the lineup. Then, there is also the fact that he missed most of the spring training. But now, it is essential for the Yankees to look at the bright side, that Kahnle is moving in the right direction. So far, things have been going in the positive way for Kahnle’s recovery. 

Yankees Pitchers Have Been Quite Good So Far

Clay Holmes
New York Yankees pitcher Clay Holmes speaks to a reporter on the field before the first baseball … [+]COPYRIGHT 2022 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

When Gerrit Cole suffered the right elbow injury, it scared the Yankees Faithful tremendously. After all, last year, Cole was the only player who played at his best. The other guys had a disappointing outing in 2023. Hence, losing the 2023 AL Cy Young winner for a couple of months from the Opening Day was definitely not an ideal situation.

Moreover, the pitching department looked really shaky before the season started. However, guys like Nestor Cortes, Clay Holmes, Marcus Stroman have been quite good so far. They have complemented the offense of the Yankees pretty well. Hence, the NY side looks worthy to be a contender for the World Series in 2024.

Stay tuned with Sports News International for more such updates about your favorite MLB team.