He said, after his most recent appearance this week, that he wasn’t fully healthy, helping to explain some of his struggles.
Recent tests and imaging confirmed what the pitcher had been feeling.
“Mets reliever Trevor May has a stress reaction on the lower portion of his humerus. May will be shut down for at least four weeks,” MLB.com beat writer for the Mets Anthony DiComo said via Twitter.
Mets reliever Trevor May has a stress reaction on the lower portion of his humerus. May will be shut down for at least four weeks.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2022
It sounds like an ugly, painful injury, but it isn’t season-ending, so there is at least some silver lining.
The right-hander hit the injured list on Tuesday with right triceps discomfort, and we now have the official diagnosis.
The plan is for him to rest for a month, and then be re-evaluated.
He Could Return In June If Everything Goes According To The Plan
If future tests and imaging come back clean, he could restart a throwing program and be an option to return at some point in June.
The 32-year-old bullpen arm wasn’t having a good start of the season, and it’s clear why.
He conceded eight earned runs over 8.1 innings in 2022 after pitching admirably for most of the 2021 campaign.
Last year, he posted a very solid 3.59 ERA in 62.2 innings, with 83 strikeouts.
He was one of the most dominant arms in the Mets bullpen.
The Mets are probably good and deep enough that they can afford to give May all the time he needs to fully recover and come back healthy.
They probably need him more for the playoffs than the regular season, anyway, but the organization needs to make sure he is fully healthy.