May (back) was reinstated from the DL on Friday. He has been sidelined since Aug. 6 with a back ailment, but will slot into a setup role with the Twins over the final three weeks of the season. May's 59:16 K:BB in 42.1 innings this season lends hope to the idea that he could pitch his way into the closer's role during the 2017 season.
May (back) completed a 31-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. May has now thrown two such sessions since hitting the DL on Aug. 10 with a lower-back strain. He's set to face hitters in live batting practice Tuesday and could be cleared to head out on a rehab assignment thereafter.
May (back) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. May has been sidelined since the first week of August with a lower back strain, but he's recently begun throwing again and it looks as though he's ready to progress even further. It's unclear if he'll require a brief rehab assignment, but either way, the 26-year-old seems primed to rejoin the bullpen in early September.
May (back) has started a throwing program and could return by the end of August, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. May will likely return when rosters expand in September. He's had a disappointing season as many thought he could ascend to become Minnesota's closer. His back ailment may have been a big factor in his struggles.
May (back) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Earlier Monday, there was some question as to the precise date of May's activation, but he'll indeed return to the Twins' bullpen in time for Tuesday's contest versus the A's. He could immediately be involved in high-leverage situations out of the bullpen due to the uncertain nature of the closing situation.