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Dodgers' Dustin May to undergo TJ surgery, out for season

Field Level Media
04 May 2021, 07:40 GMT+10

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, ending his season.

The team announced Monday that May will have the surgery on May 11, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

MLB Network reported earlier in the day that May sustained damage to his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).

May, 23, was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday after experiencing pain in his right elbow in the second inning of Saturday night's start against the Milwaukee Brewers. May winced after throwing a fastball to Billy McKinney and then immediately motioned to the dugout for a trainer.

The right-hander was 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in five starts this season, with 35 strikeouts and six walks in 23 innings. Since his debut with L.A. in 2019, he is 6-5 with a 2.93 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 113 2/3 innings. May finished fifth in National League Rookie of the Year voting last fall.

The Dodgers plan to insert Tony Gonsolin into May's spot in the starting rotation, but he has yet to pitch this season due to shoulder inflammation. Gonsolin is expected to be ready in 3-4 weeks.

--Field Level Media

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