Twins righy pitcher Trevor May has a torn elbow ligament and will more than likely have season-ending Tommy John surgery. The 27-year old, although previously a closer, was anticipated to compete for a spot on Minnesota’s rotation. Last season, May racked up a 5.27 ERA and 3.80 FIP coming out of the bullpen. Minnesota has control over May through 2020 and if he does choose to opt out of surgery, the team will likely take extreme cautions with him, offering his potential spot to the likes of Ryan Vogelsong or Jose Berrios.
Here’s more news floating around the American League Central:
- What’s the worst case scenario for the Twins in 2017?
- The Tigers have already made their first round of roster cuts.
- Jason Kipnis is expected to miss Opening Day due to a sore shoulder.
- Salvador Perez was injured in a home plate collision during the World Baseball Classic.
- The Yankees are stiiiiiiiill trying to snag Jose Quintana.
- The Tigers are still looking for a prized center fielder to call their own.
- Yandy Diaz will miss even more time with Cleveland due to groin soreness.
- Don’t worry Royals fans, the Opening Day roster isn’t as important as you think.
- The dark horse of the White Sox season? Their bench.
- Phil Hughes is very problematic. Here’s why.
- Detroit’s most recent draft steal, Mark Ecker, is ready to move up in the minors.
- Why should Trevor May monopolize all the UCL tears in the AL Central? Cody Anderson has sprained his UCL, with MRIs confirming that the injury is worse than initially thought.
- Lucas Giolito impresses in a Chicago uniform.