Dodgers Apr 27, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of a Los Angeles Dodgers batting helmet on the field against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Dustin May will be sidelined until after the All-Star break, putting a more significant strain on an already decimated pitching rotation.

May had not pitched since May 17, when he left his start after one inning with elbow pain. The Dodgers moved May to the 60-day IL Tuesday, putting his possible return well after the All-Star break.

May has been diagnosed with a strain of the flexor pronator mass in his pitching elbow, although an MRI showed no damage to his UCL, which was repaired by Tommy John surgery in 2021.

According to The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya, May received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Monday to treat his condition but “won’t pick up a baseball for at least six weeks.”

The 25-year-old right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA this year.

Viewed as a considerable strength entering the season, the Dodgers rotation has struggled with injuries and performance. In addition to May, starting pitchers Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Michael Grove, and Ryan Pepiot are all on the IL. Noah Syndergaard has not met expectations, with a 5.88 ERA. This is the last thing the Dodgers need, given their other starting pitching concerns.

Don’t be surprised to see the Dodgers aggressively pursuing a starting pitcher before the MLB Trade Deadline now that Dustin May is assured to be on the 60-day IL.


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