Dodgers rotation in further trouble with May out until after All-Star break
The Los Angeles Dodgers pitching rotation took another hit as Dustin May was moved to the 60-day injured list with flexor pronator strain.
Just one week after hard-throwing Dodgers right hander Dustin May prematurely exited the game with what was called “right elbow pain” and the prognosis is in. It doesn’t look good, with an MRI revealing a flexor pronator strain, causing the Dodgers to shift him over to the 60-day injured list.
This will put May out of action until some time after the All-Star break, exactly the kind of news that the beleaguered Dodgers rotation did not want to hear. Already under strain and feeling the loss of Julio Urias, the hole left by May will be a difficult one to fill.
Just two years ago, the 25-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery and was making just his 15th start since coming back when only 16-pitches into the first inning, he had to leave the game.
He will not be able to pick up a baseball for a month before the next steps are taken, which in a best-case scenario would see him slowly work his way back to being a starter over around six weeks. He will be eligible to come back on July 17th, but the Dodgers will want to take it slow and are likely to take the extra time needed to protect his arm.
Over nine starts this season, May was establishing himself as a solid arm for Los Angeles, going 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA, notching up 34 strikeouts over 48 innings pitched.