President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said May (side) is essentially recovered from his injury, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
May was bothered by a sore side muscle for most of spring training, though the issue isn't expected to limit the young righty when play ultimately resumes. He appeared in 14 games during his rookie season with the Dodgers in 2019, posting a 3.63 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 32:5 K:BB across 34.2 innings.
May (side) played catch Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
This is an encouraging sign for May, who was shut down near the end of February after showing little improvement in his recovery from a side issue. That said, the right-hander hasn't thrown from a mound since the first day of spring camp and will remain without a recovery timeline until he does so.
May (side) still isn't throwing and has no set return date, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
May participated in a long-toss session last week but didn't feel great and was subsequently shut down. Manager Dave Roberts indicated that there has been "a little bit of improvement" in May's recovery but did not indicate when he'll resume throwing. The right-hander has not thrown from a mound since the first day of spring camp.
May is still dealing with a sore side muscle and hasn't thrown off a mound since the first day of camp, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
May hasn't been completely unable to throw, as he's played catch. However, he's clearly behind where he'd like to be at this point in camp. He didn't feel good after playing long toss out to 120 feet Wednesday and has been temporarily shut down, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. He was already considered likely to open the year in the minors due to the Dodgers' incredible rotation depth, so the fact that he's been delayed in his spring buildup may slam the door shut on his chance of making the Opening Day roster. Still, provided the issue doesn't develop into something worse than originally feared, May should be in the majors at some point during the season and make a fair number of starts.
May (side) is being viewed as a starter, but he is likely to open the campaign in the minor leagues, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The news comes on the same day manager Dave Roberts indicated that southpaw Julio Urias has all but locked up a spot in the starting rotation, per David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports. That leaves one slot in the starting rotation up for grabs with a mix of veterans -- including Alex Wood and Jimmy Nelson -- competing with May and fellow prospect Tony Gonsolin. While May is unlikely to begin the season in the majors, there is a good chance he will be summoned to the big club at some point during the campaign.
May (side) could throw a bullpen session Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
May has been dealing with side tightness since early in spring training, but he recently began throwing and could throw a bullpen Sunday. The Dodgers reportedly view May as a starter heading into 2020, and he could still be in the mix for a spot in the Opening Day rotation.
May (side) was scheduled to play catch during Thursday's workout, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
May won't be in the clear until he's able to complete a bullpen session without any discomfort to his right side, but his ability to work out in any capacity Thursday is a sign his injury isn't particularly serious. The right-hander remains in the mix to claim a spot in the Dodgers' Opening Day rotation.
May (side) is improving but won't return to the mound for multiple days, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
May is dealing with side tightness, though the issue has been deemed mild. The 22-year-old is expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation, but he has plenty of competition and could begin the season in the bullpen or in the minors. Given the Dodgers' predilection to dig into their depth and manage starting-pitcher innings, May is likely to receive some starts during the regular season while avoiding a full workload.
May experienced mild side tightness after reporting to spring training, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The fact it's classified as mild tightness is good news, but it's still somewhat concerning to see the 22-year-old managing an injury at the start of camp. May mostly worked out of the bullpen in his first taste of the majors in 2018, but he'll be in the running for an Opening Day rotation spot in spring training, assuming the side tightness doesn't have a lingering impact.
May will enter spring training as a starter, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The 22-year-old has been a starter throughout his minor-league career, though he was used out of the bullpen in 10 of his 14 appearances in his debut season. He'll have a shot to win an Opening Day rotation spot this year after posting a 3.63 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 34.2 innings as a rookie, but given the Dodgers' tendency to avoid overworking their young arms, there's no guarantee he'll stay there all year.
May is on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Nationals.
The 22-year-old will be available in the bullpen for the NLDS over Tony Gonsolin, who was left off the roster. May owns a 2.61 ERA with a 15:1 K:BB over nine appearances in September.
May (2-3) pitched a scoreless fourth inning and struck out one batter while picking up the win in the Dodgers' 9-0 win over the Giants on Sunday.
May stepped up big during the last week of the season as he pitched four scoreless innings and striking out six batters during the process. The 22-year-old had to prove to Manager Dave Roberts that he deserved to be included on the team's postseason roster and that exactly what he went out and did. May is young at just 22 years old but has a very strong arm and is riding a bunch of momentum heading into the playoffs after throwing 10 scoreless innings to close out the season. It's unclear how Dave Roberts plans to use May out of the bullpen but the right-hander surely has earned himself a spot as the Dodgers prepare for yet another World Series run.
May will make two or three appearances during the Dodgers' final road trip as the team determines whether or not to include him on the postseason roster, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
May did not pitch in Tuesday's contest against the Padres but figures to get into at least two of the Dodgers' final five games of the regular season. The 22-year-old's ability to soak up multiple innings makes him an intriguing option for the team's postseason roster, though he has posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 9.1 innings as a reliever this season. However, nearly all of that damage came in his first two outings out of the bullpen; over his last five appearances, May has pitched seven scoreless innings while giving up five hits and one walk and striking out nine batters.
May (head) tossed a perfect sixth inning in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Giants.
It was May's first appearance since getting hit with a line drive last Sunday, and he kept it clean in a close ballgame. The 22-year-old now has a 4.91 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 25.2 innings over seven appearances (four starts) this year. It's expected May will work out of the bullpen going forward with Rich Hill (forearm) set to return to the rotation Thursday. May might find work behind an opener or in longer relief assignments given his background as a starter.
May (head) threw a sim inning Wednesday and will be re-evaluated before the Dodgers' upcoming series, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
May reported feeling "all good" after throwing to hitters Wednesday afternoon and has already passed multiple concussion tests after being hit in the head by a line drive Sunday. Although a return to the mound appears imminent, the Dodgers have already named starters for their next series. Therefore, May is likely to continue pitching out of the bullpen when he is cleared to play.
May (head) will face hitters on the field prior to Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
May was hit in the head by a line drive Sunday but was cleared of a concussion. He'll still do some throwing before returning to game action. Manager Dave Roberts said the team would decide on the 21-year-old's upcoming role following the throwing session.
May (head) has passed concussion tests and was headed for bunting drills prior to Tuesday's game against Colorado, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
May was struck by a liner in the head during Sunday's matchup, though he passed all concussion testing and feels fine. The Dodgers have yet to provide an update on May's status, though he figures to be available to pitch within the next few days.
May (neck) will undergo further concussion testing, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
May passed his initial concussion test after taking a line drive to the head Sunday, but the Dodgers want to send him for some additional tests to confirm he's free of any symptoms. He's also dealing with neck soreness but manager Dave Roberts said Monday that the rookie is doing well and has avoided a serious injury.
May is dealing with neck soreness after getting hit with a line drive Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
May thankfully avoided a concussion after the ball struck him in the head. He was previously diagnosed with a head contusion and apparently also has a neck issue as well, but the injuries don't appear to be overly serious.
May (head) passed his concussion test after the game and instead was diagnosed with a contusion to the top right side of his head, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
May entered the game in the fourth inning in relief for starting pitcher Ross Stripling and only recorded one out before taking a scary line drive to the head off the bat of Jake Lamb. The blow to the head appeared to be a lot worse than the diagnosis entails, either way. It's a huge break for May and for the Dodgers that he came out of that with just a head bruise, though May could still miss time to recover.
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