Dodgers News: Dustin May Throws in a Real Game for First Time Since Surgery

Today marks Dodgers’ right-hander Dustin May’s first game action back after Tommy John surgery over a year ago. He faces live batters in two innings vs. the Chicago White Sox in Arizona Complex League action.

By all accounts, everything went quite well and should leave Dodger fans excited.

Watch his return to the mound here (video via @TheJerryEspinoza).

After a long 14-month process in hopes of returning for some post-season action, May is handling the recovery journey very well in hopes of beginning a new rehab assignment in the minor leagues within the next week to ten days. 

For the past three weeks, the righty has been tossing to a few live batters at Camelback Ranch in Arizona and was now able to get the start in his first live action game.

Espinoza said May’s second inning was quick with a broken bat slow roller 6-3 and 2 more strikeouts which looks quite promising for the 23 year old pitcher. 

Next up, May will continue to ramp up and throw to hitters every 5 days, according to LA manager Dave Roberts. Expect an official minor league rehab assignment to begin in the next week or so.

The Dodgers, fresh off the 9-1 win over the Angels in the Freeway Series, are looking good with a 59-30 record but hope to bring back a few of their studs like Chris Taylor, Andrew Heaney, and May for the post-season, of course as long as their rehab processes continue smoothly. 

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