NJ.com |: Brendan Coote. Tommy Kahnle’s return to the Yankees was always a possibility this offseason, but it was quite a surprise when the news broke. We weren’t the only ones surprised though, as Kahnle was thrilled to learn his former team was still interested following the reliever’s departure to Los Angeles. Kahnle describes himself as always looking at himself as a Yankee, and being in the organization for the third time is a blessing he doesn’t take for granted.
The Times of Israel | Jacob Gurvis. Harrison Bader was originally scheduled to play for Israel in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but he decided to bow out recently. Bader has noted his health over the past year and has prioritized staying healthy so he can patrol the Yankees’ center field over the possibility of playing in the internationals this time around, though he hasn’t ruled out playing in the future. the list.
Sports Illustrated | Madison Williams. Aaron Judge’s historic home run has officially sold to the highest bidder for $1.5 million. That’s a lot of money for a single baseball, but this auction must be a little disappointing to the man who originally grabbed it, Corey Youmans, who had a $3 million bid to buy it outright before the ball went up for auction. Yeoman rejected this and now earned half, without even considering the auction fees that would be attached; I guess you can’t win all your bets.