Kershaw shoulder injury followed by May elbow surgery…Red light Dodgers starters, only trades can save them?
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Dustin May will have elbow surgery to end his season.
“Dodgers pitcher Dustin May will undergo surgery to repair a right flexor muscle injury, effectively ending his season,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on May 5.
“It will be May’s second elbow surgery after undergoing elbow ligament 안전사이트 reconstruction in 2021,” the outlet added.
“When healthy, May has been one of the Dodgers’ best pitchers,” MLB.com noted. In nine starts this season, he was 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA.”
“Despite his young age, May has a history of injuries. A second elbow surgery certainly clouds his future, and there’s no telling when he’ll return.”
May’s departure also puts a red flag on the Dodgers’ starting rotation. “Ace Clayton Kershaw is currently out of the lineup, and Julio Urias missed more than a month with a hamstring injury and hasn’t looked great since returning. Tony Gonsoli and Noah Syndergaard have also been disappointing.”
“The Dodgers have taken chances with young pitchers like Bobby Miller and it has worked. But with May gone, trading for a starter becomes a top priority,” the publication said.