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Dodgers Roster: Dustin May Moved to the Injured List, LHP Mike Kickham Added to the Roster

The Dodgers lose D-May but get some help.



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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. If they’re bring Kickham up, instead of Gray, does that mean Nelson moves to the rotation, and Kickham is his bullpen replacement?

  2. Watched Kickham pitch yesterday and looks like he can pitch batting practice all day with his 82mph breaking ball without breaking a sweat.

      • Sorry dodger 1955- was just trying to be nice. I’ll put it more bluntly. Just another reliever like Vesia that is not ready for prime time. And yes, we could have had Hader for Lux. Lux’s value has diminished greatly and continues to decline every day he plays.

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