4:21 pm: May DiCoMo and other reporters tell his approximate timeline for a comeback is 8-12 weeks.
New York put the right on its 15-day list yesterday with what was initially called triceps inflammation. Today’s diagnosis comes with an unfortunate schedule that will keep him out of action for a while. Even if he starts a throwing program around early June, he’ll need some time to build up his arm strength before embarking on a minor league rehab job. It wouldn’t all come as a surprise if May wasn’t ready to take on MLB again until after the All-Star break. He seems likely to end up on the injured list for 60 days whenever a team needs to clear a place on the 40-player roster.
May signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with New York during the 2020-21 season. This was a surprisingly reasonable price given his excellent triplex experience with twins between 2018-20. May was an effective and enduring mid-round choice for former captain Luis Rojas during his first year at Queens. Over 62 2/3 innings, he scored 3.59 ERA with a very strong strike rate of 31.2%.
Early results in 2022 were not good, as May was marked for eight runs in 8 1/3 innings. He only has five hits, and his swing hits have dropped from 15.3% last season to just 8.4% this year. The fast ball speed and slider speed didn’t change much, but he did see a noticeable drop in the initial spin for both shows. That corresponds to a slightly lower depth on his broken ball, though Heater Mai was the primary culprit for his early poor results.
Presumably, injury played a major role in the decline of May’s arsenal and his performance. waived on Monday (via Disha Thoussar from the New York Daily News) that he had been experiencing pain in his arm since he first sustained a triceps injury on April 11. the year.
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