RHP Dustin May placed on 10-day IL, RHP Corey Knebel transferred to 60-day IL
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham and placed right-handed pitcher Dustin May on the 10-day injured list with a right arm injury. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred right-handed pitcher Corey Knebel to the 60-day injured list.
Kickham, 32, made six appearances (two starts) for the Red Sox in 2020, allowing 12 runs in 14.0 innings with 17 strikeouts. He pitched in four Spring Training games for the Dodgers this year, going 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA (4 ER/10.1 IP) and 10 strikeouts. The southpaw has spent parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues, going a combined 1-4 with a 9.95 ERA (49 ER/44.1 IP) and 47 strikeouts with San Francisco (2013-14) and Boston (2020). He was originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the sixth round of the 2010 First Year Player Draft out of Missouri State University.
May, 23, left the game with a right arm injury in the second inning of last night’s contest. Prior to leaving the game, he had struck out three and allowed one run in 1.2 innings of work. In five starts this season, he is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA (7 ER/23.0 IP) and 35 strikeouts against six walks. The Texas native has been with the Dodgers three seasons, going 6-5 with a 2.93 ERA (37 ER/113.2 IP) and 111 strikeouts. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Northwest High School (Tx.).
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