TheLos Angeles Dodgersare going to be without a key pitcher for the remainder of the 2023 season.
On Tuesday, the team announced that promising young right-hander Dustin May would be out for the rest of the 2023 season after suffering an elbow injury, which will require surgery.
May injured his elbow in April of 2021 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in May.
This will be his second elbow surgery in the last three years.
On Twitter, MLB on FOX confirmed the Dodgers report of May needing yet another elbow surgery and ultimately being sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Dustin May will undergo season-ending surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow, the team announced. pic.twitter.com/qaoCf8iwl0
FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 5, 2023
This is bad news for the Dodgers.
May injured the flexor tendon in his right elbow.
The young right-hander started nine games for the Dodgers this season, going 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA and proving to be a viable piece in the team s starting rotation.
The 25-year-old made his triumphant return from Tommy John surgery last year and posted a 4.50 ERA over six starts.
Now, the Dodgers will be forced to prepare for some significant time without their prized young right-hander.
This could ultimately impact what the Dodgers do at the trade deadline on August 1, as they now have a hole in their starting rotation.
Noah Syndergaard is also injured.
Pitchers such as Dylan Cease, Shane Bieber, Jack Flaherty, or Jordan Montgomery could be fits for the Dodgers as they look to patch the holes in their rotation.
The trade deadline is approaching fast, and the Dodgers will likely need to make a move in order to gear up for another October run.