May Day, Dodgers Lose Emerging Ace To Torn UCL


It did not look good when he winced in pain after throwing a fastball that only went 94 MPH and immediately came out of the Dodgers game in Milwaukee on Saturday night - now a MRI performed in Chicago disclosed a torn ligament in Dustin May's pitching elbow. One of baseball's most promising young pitchers, May will now miss the rest of May along with the balance of the 2021 season. May will return to Los Angeles and will undergo John surgery next week. The typical recovery time is 12-16 months, which would put May's return somewhere during the 2022 campaign. Adding a vicious curveball to his arsenal, May recorded 35 strikeouts in just 23 innings for the first month of the season, a sharp increase from his previous two seasons.. Buoyed by the signing of Trevor Bauer during the offseason, the Dodgers starting rotation appeared to be bullet-proof, but now have lost May while David Price and Tony Gonsolin remain on the injured list. The team will not need a fifth starter for the next couple of weeks, but top prospect Josiah Gray looms as a necessary option in the not-too distant future.

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