Dodgers pitcher Dustin May has had an eventful offseason. In addition to working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the avid outdoorsman has enjoyed some hunting this offseason. He is from Texas after all.
Back in January, May posted a photo after a successful deer hunt. This week, he professed his love for deer meat and his favorite domestic beer.
Name a better duo than venison and yellow bellies I’ll wait…. pic.twitter.com/x5RSMXQLvX
— Dustin May (@d_maydabeast) March 2, 2022
Last season, May owned a 2.74 ERA in five starts before tearing his UCL in early May. Soon after, the flame-throwing righty underwent Tommy John surgery and has been recovering ever since.
May posted a video of himself throwing off of flat ground in early February. He still has a ways to go in his recovery is not at all expected to be ready for Opening Day.
According to AM570’s David Vassegh, May is expected to return sometime around August.
“I guess [an] optimistic return date for Dustin May would probably be sometime in August. From what I understand, and the conjecture I’ve heard, it wouldn’t be coming into the rotation, Maybe as an opener, but more so as a reliever as he works his way back from Tommy John.”
The talented May finished fifth in NL rookie of the year voting in 2020. May logged a 2.57 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in ten starts during the COVID shortened season.
Despite his elbow injury, he still figures to be a rotation mainstay for years to come.
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