May (elbow) was transferred the 60-day injured list Friday. The move is purely a procedural one, as May will be out until the second half of next season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery. It clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Dodgers to add Travis Blankenhorn, who was claimed off waivers from the Twins in a corresponding move.
May (elbow) announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he underwent Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles. May's procedure was performed by the renowned Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The elbow surgery spells a disappointing end to what was potentially shaping up to be a breakout season for May, who posted a 2.74 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 23 innings through his first five starts. The 23-year-old isn't expected to be ready to pitch for the Dodgers until the summer of 2022.
May will undergo Tommy John surgery May 11, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. May felt something in his arm in his latest start Saturday against the Brewers and was forced to exit in the second inning. An MRI confirmed that surgery was needed Monday. The procedure typically takes over a year to recover from, so May probably won't pitch again at the big-league level until the second half of the 2022 season.
May's MRI revealed some UCL damage in his right elbow Monday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. This isn't quite confirmation that May will require Tommy John surgery, but it wouldn't be a surprise if such an announcement comes soon. The team is expected to make a decision on his future within the next 24 hours. The Dodgers will need to find a replacement for him in the rotation soon, as both David Price (hamstring) and Tony Gonsolin (shoulder) are also injured, though the team has three off days in the next two weeks, so it's not as pressing a need as it could be.
May (arm) will be placed on the injured list Sunday and undergo an MRI once the team arrives in Chicago on Monday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Manager Dave Roberts said the right-hander felt a "shooting sensation" down his arm before being removed during the second inning of Saturday's loss to the Brewers, and there appears to be potential for a serious injury. May will miss at least one start while on the injured list, but the specifics of the injury won't be known until Monday, when he actually undergoes the MRI.
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