Yankees: 3 options to replace Tommy Kahnle in bullpen after surgery news

Tommy Kahnle of the New York Yankees (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Tommy Kahnle of the New York Yankees (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
3 of 3
FA pitcher Arodys Vizcaino (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /

1. Arodys Vizcaíno (FA)

The Yankees could use Arodys Vizcaino’s nasty stuff.

With the need for bullpen arms seemingly greater than ever in this 60-game sprint, it really makes no sense that Arodys Vizcaíno remains a free agent. The 30-year-old missed most of the 2019 season after undergoing shoulder surgery, but he’s reported to be fully recovered from that operation.

Putting last year aside, Vizcaíno has been sneakily been one of the most reliable bullpen arms in all of baseball. In his four previous seasons with the Atlanta Braves, the Dominican Republic native recorded an 11-10 record with a 2.74 ERA with 191 strikeouts and a 1.27 WHIP across 168 innings.

Yes, he’s had a long layoff, but he’d be protected by the stacked Yankees’ bullpen. He won’t have to immediately be thrown into high-leverage situations, either, especially with Chapman coming back. Let the right-hander rip his 96 MPH fastball and fool hitters with his mid-80s curve.

What more needs to be said? The Yankees would be insane not to at least bring Vizcaíno in for a physical.

Next. Jordan Montgomery Dominates in Yanks' Win vs Boston. dark