The Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation lost Dustin May to the 10-day injured list on Sunday. His placement on the list came after he injured his right arm during Saturday’s outing.
The Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP Mike Kickham and placed RHP Dustin May on the 10-day injured list with a right arm injury. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred RHP Corey Knebel to 60-day injured list.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 2, 2021
May exited after just 27 pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. He was pulled from the game in the middle of an at-bat after throwing a pitch and summoning the team’s trainer.
Through five starts, May is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA. He has allowed four runs and six walks but also struck out 35 batters. His WHIP also checks in at a career-best 0.96. Over nine-inning baselines, the right-hander is averaging 1.6 home runs allowed, 2.3 walks, and 13.7 strikeouts.
Just 23 years old, May was a third-round pick in 2016 who climbed through the levels of affiliated ball to make his Major League debut in 2019. He split time between the bullpen and rotation, appearing in 14 games. He remained eligible as a rookie in 2020, going 3-1 with a 2.57 ERA and finishing fifth in National League Rookie of the Year voting.
Los Angeles has promoted southpaw Mike Kickham from the minors to take May’s roster spot. He has appeared in just six MLB games since 2014, all of which came last year with the Boston Red Sox.
May isn’t the only banged-up Dodgers starter. Fellow 2016 draft pick Tony Gonsolin hasn’t pitched since March thanks to right shoulder inflammation.
The Dodgers opened the season on fire but have quieted down as of late, losing eight of their last 10 games. They’re now in third place (behind the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres) in the National League West, though their 16-12 record puts them just half of a game out of first.