White Sox acquire Tommy Kahnle from Rockies


The Chicago White Sox made a trade on Tuesday as they acquired Tommy Kahnle, a right-handed relief pitcher from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for minor league pitcher Yency Almonte.

Kahnle pitched for two seasons with the Rockies and compiled a 4.41 ERA in 102 innings pitched. The 26-year old pitcher was drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 draft by the New York Yankees and was later drafted by the Rockies in the rule 5 draft on December 12, 2013. He made his major league debut on April 3, 2014 against the Miami Marlins.

Last season Kahnle had a 4.86 ERA in 36 games but was able to hold right-handed batters to a .203 batting average.

Almonte, acquired as the player-to-be named later in the Gordon Beckham trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2014, last pitched for the Winston-Salem Dash of advanced A-ball in 2015. Almonte also pitched with the Kannapolis Intimidators last season. Between both teams, Almonte compiled a 3.41 ERA with 110 strikeouts and an opposing batting average of .233.