The Los Angeles Dodgers transferred Dustin May to the 60-day injured list in order to make room for Bobby Miller on their 40-man roster. Tyler Cyr was placed on the 15-day IL in order to add Miller to the Dodgers’ active roster.
May pitched one inning against the Minnesota Twins before coming out of his start on May 17 due to what the Dodgers initially deemed right elbow pain. Manager Dave Roberts said after the game that an MRI revealed May suffered a right flexor pronator strain.
“Not great right now,” answered manager Roberts when asked for an update on May’s status after the win. “It’s an IL, and when he returns to play, I don’t know that answer.”
Roberts added it is possible the injury is related to the previous Tommy John surgery May had that cut his 2021 season short. However, it’s since been reported the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in May’s surgically-repaired right elbow remains intact.
The course of treatment thus far was for May to receive a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his right elbow. He and the Dodgers are hopeful surgery will not be necessary, which often can be bypassed with a pronator strain.
May entered his ninth start of the season 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. Prior to facing the Twins, May evaluated his 2023 as being generally pleased with performance thus far but noted there was “still room to improve on executing throws.”
When will Dustin May return?
Although Roberts initially projected May to be out four to six weeks, the Dodgers’ roster move changes his timeline.
May now isn’t eligible to return until Monday, July 17, the week after the All-Star break. Gavin Stone has taken his spot in the starting rotation for the time being.
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