Gavin Stone in line for rotation spot as Dustin May hits IL

Los Angeles, California September 21, 2022-Dodgers pitcher Dustin May throws a pitch against the Diamondbacks in the first inning at Dodger Stadium Wednesday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reports on Thursday that Gavin Stone “makes the most sense” to take the rotation spot occupied by Dustin May.

May is headed to the injured list with a flexor pronator strain and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

In Wednesday’s game May allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts in an inning of work before leaving the game.

“It’s tough for Dustin, what he’s had to go through,” Roberts said, via ESPN. “He was throwing the baseball well this year and feeling good. Right now to have this speed bump, I know he’s disappointed.”

May was enjoying success early in the season going 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA while opponents were hitting just .173 against him.

The Dodgers welcomed May back to the team at the end of last season after he was out due to reconstructive elbow surgery.

Stone made his major league debut for the Dodgers on May 3 allowing five runs, four earned, in four innings of work in what would turn out to be a 10-6 victory over the Phillies. At Triple-A Oklahoma City the 24-year-old was 2-2 with a 4.04 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 41/19 K/BB ratio.

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