Shaker Grad Throws Scoreless Inning
Tommy Kahnle, traded from the Rockies to the White Sox this offseason, threw a scoreless inning yesterday for the Sox in a win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Kahnle has appeared in two games for the Sox this Spring, pitching to a 0.00 ERA in two innings. He has two strikeouts.
Kahnle spent two seasons in the Rockies organization after being taken in the Rule 5 draft. He was a member of the Yankees organization previously.
The Shaker High graduate spent some time as the Rockies closer during his tenure in Colorado. He's appeared in 90 career major league games and has a 2-2 record with a 4.41 ERA. His blazing fastball is his biggest asset - he has 102 strikeouts in 102 innings pitched.
He's not the only Shaker grad in pro ball as 2014 first-round pick Jeff Hoffman is currently a member of the Rockies organization and could make his major league debut this season.