The worst fears of the Los Angeles Dodgers and their followers have been realized on the primary Monday of May.
Los Angeles confirmed on Monday that promising younger pitcher Dustin May will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgical procedure to restore injury to his ulnar collateral ligament. Per Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, May is ready to be sidelined anyplace between 12 and 16 months.
The 23-year-old suffered the harm pitching towards the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday and exited that recreation after solely 27 pitches with ache within the elbow of his throwing arm. Some pitchers are in a position to keep away from having an operation by resting a UCL harm for an period of time, however that is not the case in May’s state of affairs.
May finishes his marketing campaign with a 1-1 document and a 2.74 ERA in 5 begins. He completed the pandemic-shortened 2020 season fifth in National League Rookie of the Year voting.
The reigning World Series champions started Monday second within the NL West standings at 17-12, a half-game behind the San Francisco Giants (17-11).