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Dodgers: Dustin May Shares Video of His First Time Throwing Since Tommy John Surgery

Dodger fans remember May 1st, 2021 because it was the day the Dodgers lost their hotshot Dustin May. After throwing a pitch that missed outside, May winced and held out his arm in pain, and baseball fans who have seen that before knew immediately.

It ended May’s season as he underwent Tommy John surgery. His return date is unknown but speculated to be some time into the middle of the 2022 season. Today, May posted some encouraging news!

Great news for May, and for Dodger fans. May isn’t skipping any time rehabbing. This video already shows him throwing, albeit softly. The rehab for Tommy John surgery is slow and requires a lot of patience from the player themselves, and the team who anxiously awaits May’s return.

May’s Body of Work

In May’s short career, he had posted 111 K’s in a total of 113 innings. May was one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, and over the past two seasons (including the COVID shortened season) had been developing his game. May’s stuff may be some of the best we have ever seen. That is not hyperbole. His sinker has frequently been clocked at over 100 MPH with more run than most sinkers 10 miles an hour slower. May was on a steady rise to being one of the top arms in the national league. May and the Dodgers look forward to his return and look forward to the continuing of his career.

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  1. Fabulous, indeed!

    Still amazed by the strikeout of Machado with a ball that was over the plate, then moved 18 inches horizontally to the inside at 100 mph! Machado had no chance in the world…

  2. Man, when I think about the starting pitchers the Dodgers had going into the season, with Bauer, May, Urias, Buehler, and Kershaw … that had World Series written all over it. Of those five, only Buehler and Urias survived and despite 106 wins thanks to squeezing every last ounce from their relievers, they somehow still came up with 106 wins. Imagine what could have been especially if they would have had the offense they had in 2020.

    Great to see May right on schedule for a return after the All Star break. That’s just when we will need him. Just watching him playing catch after TJ surgery, he looks like a top flight major leaguer.

  3. Yay Big Red ! He was always “must see TV”…. With May, Buehler, Urías and Gonsolin, (Kershaw and Scherzer are just frosting on the cake) and the young guns in the pen, the future is bright BLUE !

  4. great to see…May has such electric stuff he is probably the only Dodger SP I would actually want to see live for a game. Hoping the kid makes it back with the good stuff he has in his arm!! The other SP’s are, well, boring to watch given the ability to pitch doesn’t seem much of a priority in MLB anymore. Just throw hard for 4-6 innings and you got your gold star sticker. At lest with May it is amazing and exciting to watch the movement in his pitches.

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