Chances were slim, but there was some hope that Tommy Kahnle, who underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2020, would be ready to go by late this season or possibly the start of the postseason. However, Dodgers fans will have to wait until 2022 to see Kahnle on the mound.
According to Bill Plunkett of the OC Register, Kahnle will not pitch this year and has only progressed to playing catch as of right now. LA signed the right-handed reliever back in late December 2020, to a two-year $4.75 million deal that included the potential to earn an extra $750K in incentives. We discuss if the Dodgers patented low-risk, high-reward signing of Tommy Kahnle was a bad signing or if it will turn out to be a good one in 2022. Plus, Did LA sign Kahnle to replace Kenley Jansen or Joe Kelly for next season?
Next, we run down the state of the Dodgers bullpen and tell you why Corey Knebel will be the Dodgers’ biggest X-factor coming out of the bullpen in the postseason. Plus, how dominant has Kenley Jansen been since blowing three consecutive saves following the All-Star break.
WATCH: Tommy Kahnle Out For Season, Knebel is Bullpen’s X-Factor
Looking for more Dodgers News? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest news, updates, rumors, interviews, live streams, and more!