The Dodgers made it official and added Dustin May to the injured list on Sunday morning. One day after exiting in pain, D-May had to be placed on the IL in order to make room for another arm Especially on a day when Los Angeles needed an extra arm.
May will get an MRI on his elbow when the team gets to Chicago, so we’ll have to wait that one out. But in the meantime, the Dodgers have selected the contract of LHP Mike Kickham. He was added to the 40-man roster this morning.
In order to make room on the 40-man roster, Corey Knebel was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Knebel injured his lat in a game last month and is expected to miss a lengthy period of time. The Dodgers do believe that he will pitch again for them in 2021.
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Kickham impressed for the Dodgers during Spring Training. In 4 appearances, he went 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 10 punchouts over 10 innings. He’s bounced around a little bit in his MLB career, spending parts of 3 seasons in the big leagues with the Giants and Red Sox.
His most recent MLB action came in September of 2020 with Boston. In 14 innings with the Red Sox last year, he struck out 17 batters and finished with a 1.86 WHIP. It’s unclear at the moment where the Dodgers plan on using him, but they do not have an obvious fifth starter for the moment.