Dodgers starter Dustin May has been placed on 60-day IL with a flexor pronator (elbow) strain, the team announced Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:
- May was injured Wednesday against the Twins, leaving the game after the first inning. His velocity was down in that game, topping out at 95.8 mph. He was replaced on the mound by Dylan Covey.
- May is expected to get a scan in six weeks to track his progress after receiving a PRP injection on Monday, a league source said. Then, a determination will be made if he can start throwing again.
- Mayo is 4-1 this season with a 2.68 ERA and 32 strikeouts.
- Right-handed pitching prospect Bobby Miller has been called up and will make his MLB debut Tuesday against the Braves.
The Dodgers selected the contract of RHP Bobby Miller and placed RHP Tyler Cyr on the injured list with a shoulder impingement, retroactive to May 21.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved RHP Dustin May to the 60-day injured list.
– Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 23, 2023
The Athletic’s quick analysis:
How much of an impact will this have on the Dodgers’ rotation?
This is a big one. The right-hander came into his own this spring, taking advantage of his first normal offseason in years to look like a bona fide front-of-the-rotation starter. He changed his arsenal, changed the shape of some of his broken pitches and changed his pitch usage, finding amazing results from it. He was like the arm he was promised when he emerged as a flamethrower prospect.
But now, in just 15 starts after returning from Tommy John surgery in 2021, he’s hitting 95.8 mph and leaving his early start with a sore right elbow, exiting the tunnel after the first inning after the a brief discussion with Dave Roberts and Mark. Before.
The Dodgers rotation needs him. Clayton Kershaw led the club in innings with 35, and Julio Urías established himself as an ace on the brink of his walk year in free agency, but May and Tony Gonsolin represented the types. of the arms that can raise this rotation. — Student
To whom Los Angeles can turn
Gavin Stone, who made his second major league start Monday at the May site, has a run of at least a few big league starts to show his readiness. Miller could also start with Urías on the shelf with a left hamstring strain that could knock him out at least two starts. From there, they have to wait for some options. Michael Grove looked solid in his first rehab outing with Triple A Oklahoma City and could return to the rotation at some point.
Other than those three, the options are pretty slim. In addition to May, Ryan Pepiot likely won’t be back before the All-Star break. Several of their other pitching prospects are still dominating in Double A, but will likely need to show some track record in Triple A before becoming serious candidates if Urías or others miss a lot time than expected.
The Dodgers put a lot of hype on their two top pitching prospects in Stone and Miller. Now they need results. — Student
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