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Report: Dodgers' Dustin May has UCL damage

Field Level Media
04 May 2021, 07:05 GMT+10

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May has damage to his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), MLB Network reported Monday.

The team will make a decision in the next 24 hours on how to proceed, per the report.

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.

He is 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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