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Trevor May | Relief Pitcher | #65

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (0) / PHI
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Trevor May will work as a reliever this season.
May was informed of that decision on Wednesday evening in Twins camp. The 26-year-old right-hander has stated a desire to start and he entered spring training in the mix for a spot in the Twins' Opening Day rotation, but the results weren't quite there in Grapefruit League play. May owns a 3.21 career ERA and 10.4 career K/9 as a reliever. He has a 5.61 ERA and 8.2 K/9 as a starter. A setup job seems like the right spot for him in 2016. Mar 16 - 6:54 PM

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Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday that it's "getting near that point" where the club needs to make a decision on using Trevor May as a starter or reliever.

May entered camp with a chance to secure a spot in the rotation, but the writing has been on the wall for him shifting back to the bullpen. The young righty was knocked around in his last start Saturday and Molitor over the winter didn't hide his preference of using May as a reliever. He could be a dynamite setup man ahead of closer Glen Perkins.
Mar 13 - 10:42 AM

Trevor May was hit hard in a losing effort against the Orioles on Saturday, surrendering four runs (three earned) on four hits over 2 2/3 innings.

On the bright side, May punched out three on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. He faces an extreme uphill battle toward securing a spot in the rotation, and this outing certainly isn't going to help his cause. He'll hope for better results next time out.
Mar 12 - 8:01 PM

Trevor May pitched scoreless third and fourth innings versus the Red Sox on Wednesday.

The Twins are keeping their options open with May, but it's hard to envision him opening up anywhere other than the rotation. Paul Molitor has already pretty much committed to Tyler Duffey for one spot in the rotation, and if that sticks, they're not going to put May there over both Tommy Milone and Ricky Nolasco.
Mar 2 - 4:50 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor called Trevor May a "wildcard."

That means he's still not sure if May will join the rotation or pitch out of the bullpen. May did a little of both last season, starting 16 games while making 32 relief appearances. He's probably best utilized as a long reliever/spot starter. The right-hander went 8-9 last year with a 4.00 ERA across 114 2/3 innings.
Feb 22 - 1:42 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor indicated last week that the club will likely keep Trevor May in the bullpen.

"Unless something changes, he is going to probably be a guy I want to keep out in the bullpen," Molitor said. May spent the first three months of last season in the Twins' rotation and showed flashes, but he really thrived after being moved to the 'pen, posting a 2.87 ERA and 37/8 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings. He'll come to spring training as a starter, but it sounds like the Twins envision him breaking camp as one of Glen Perkins' setup men.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 07:13:00 PM

Trevor May (hip/back) is available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians.

May has battled a left hip/back issue for a while now but is feeling good enough to give it a go. He's posted a 3.03 ERA and 34/7 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings as a reliever this season.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 02:20:00 PM

Trevor May (back, hip) is likely unavailable Tuesday.

May has made just one appearance since September 19 due to lingering back and hip discomfort. The 26-year-old right-hander will probably carry a day-to-day status the rest of the way. He's pitched well since being moved to the Minnesota bullpen.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Trevor May (hip/back) was unavailable to pitch Monday.

May has been dealing with a left hip/back issue for a while now. It looks like it will be touch-and-go with him during the final week.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Trevor May (hip/back) could be available out of the bullpen Friday.

May has been dealing with a left hip/back issue recently. He's pitched well in relief for the Twins, boasting a 3.14 ERA and 32/7 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Trevor May was unavailable to pitch Tuesday because of a lingering left hip/back issue.

May has been bothered by the ailment for the last week or so. The Twins trainers want to get rid of the problem before he's cleared to pitch again, so it sounds like May will probably be unavailable for a few days.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Trevor May (hip) struck out one over a scoreless frame in his return to the mound Saturday.

May was unavailable for a few days after visiting a chiropractor to have his hip adjusted. He boasts a 3.14 ERA and 32/7 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings since moving to the bullpen.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 08:27:00 AM

Trevor May (hip) is unlikely to return to action on Thursday.

May visited a chiropractor and had his hip adjusted on Thursday, but it sounds as though the team will hold him out an additional day to be on the safe side. The right-hander owns a 3.52 ERA and 33/7 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings since shifting to the bullpen in early July.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Trevor May was unavailable out of the Twins' bullpen Wednesday due to back and hip tenderness.

Consider him day-to-day. May has done a decent job since his demotion to the bullpen in early July, posting a 3.52 ERA and 33/7 K/BB ratio across 30 2/3 innings. That stat line includes a rough three-inning spot start he made August 14 against the Indians.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Trevor May didn't last long in Friday's loss to the Indians, allowing two runs on five hits over three innings.

May got the start in place of the injured Phil Hughes (back). He allowed a two-run homer to Giovanny Urshela in the second inning to account for both runs on his line. A former top prospect, the 25-year-old had been working in relief duty prior to Hughes' injury, which explains why he only lasted three innings. In 28 games (15 starts), he holds a 4.15 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. Don't expect magic here, but May could have value in deeper AL-only formats if he sticks in the rotation. He'll stretch out the arm on the road against the Orioles in his next scheduled start.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone