Yankees place Tommy Kahnle on 10-day DL
RHP Luis Cessa rejoins the bullpen from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Kahnle, 28, made six appearances this year throwing 7 1/3 innings, and posting a 6.14 ERA.
Kahnle's velocity and control had taken a noticeable dip from 2017 to 2018, but he previously hadn't complained of any physical discomfort until this shoulder issue will leave him sidelined for the next 10 days.
When Kahnle arrived in a trade from the White Sox last season, he quickly became one of the most effective arms in the loaded Yankees bullpen. In 69 appearances between Chicago and New York, Kahnle posted a 2.59 ERA with 96 strikeouts and 17 walks over 62 2/3 innings.
In the first two rounds of the 2017 postseason, Kahnle tossed five perfect innings and struck out six as the Yankees advanced past the Twins and Indians.
Replacing Kahnle in the bullpen is Cessa, a 25-year-old righty now in his third season with the Yankees. Cessa has made 29 appearances over that span for the Bombers, two this season, serving as both a starter and reliever, and has gone 4-7 with a 4.40 ERA.
The injury-plagued Yankees will be looking to complete a two-game sweep of the Marlins Tuesday night after a 12-1 victory Monday in the Bronx.