May (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. May injured his elbow on March 8 and was diagnosed with a torn UCL shortly thereafter, ruling him out for the 2017 season. He'll hope to return in 2018, while Jose Berrios, Adalberto Mejia, Tyler Duffey and Justin Haley are left to compete for the final spot in Minnesota's rotation.
May (elbow) has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his torn UCL and will miss the entire 2017 season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. May injured his elbow while pitching on March 8. After multiple doctor visits he has decided that full UCL surgery is his best option for recovery. He'll hopefully be ready to return for the 2018 campaign.
May (elbow) will visit Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday for a second opinion on his torn UCL, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. With Tommy John surgery presumably on tap, May will visit one more doctor to exhaust all of his options before going under the knife. The Twins had been re-developing May as a starter this spring, but that process appears to have been tragically cut short in the early stages.
May has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his pitching arm, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. May says he will seek a second opinion before deciding how to proceed, but signs point to Tommy John surgery in the near future. The 27-year-old felt a twinge while pitching in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game and a subsequent MRI revealed the worst-case scenario. It's the latest career setback for the right-hander, who battled through back issues throughout the 2016 season en route to a 5.27 ERA over 44 games. With May likely done for the season, the door is open for Jose Berrios to take over the fifth spot in the Twins' rotation, but he could face competition from Tyler Duffey.
May gave up one run over 2.1 innings with two strikeouts in Friday's spring start. He has spotted an issue where he was tipping a pitch by closing his glove when preparing to throw a curveball, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. May is competing for the fifth starter job after working out of the bullpen last season. He looks healthy as he was throwing between 92-94 mph with his fastball, which is encouraging since he struggled with a stress fracture in his back last season. Even with the back issue that helped result in a 5.27 ERA, he had a 12.66 K/9 working out of the bullpen. He's given up one run in four innings with three strikeouts this spring.
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