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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 (back) pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday in his return to the Twins' bullpen.
May missed nearly a full month because of a back injury. He worked the seventh inning of Minnesota's 11-4 rout of the Athletics on Tuesday night, striking out one of the four batters he faced. The 26-year-old right-hander holds an impressive 41/10 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 frames this season, but it has come with a 5.86 ERA. If he can do a better job of run prevention going forward, May could eventually see some save opportunities. Jul 6 - 8:10 AM

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Trevor May (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

He was originally scheduled to be activated Monday, but the Twins will give his troublesome back one more day of rest. May has been on the DL since June 10.
Jul 4 - 11:35 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Sunday that Trevor May (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

He'll add another arm to a depleted Twins relief corps. He has been sidelined since early June due to back spasms.
Jul 3 - 5:45 PM

Trevor May (back) will pitch on Saturday and Sunday for Triple-A Rochester before being re-evaluated.

It presumably will be the last hurdle for him to clear before he's activated. May has missed the last three weeks of action due to back spasms.
Jun 30 - 11:18 AM

Trevor May (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Rochester.

May is scheduled to throw an inning on Sunday. The Twins might want to see him pitch on back-to-back days before activating him. The 26-year-old has been sidelined for about two weeks with back spasms.
Jun 24 - 6:58 PM

Trevor May (back) will throw a bullpen session Friday.

If it goes well, he'll be sent to Triple-A Rochester to begin a rehab assignment. May, who has been out the last two weeks with back spasms, has posted a 6.08 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 40/10 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings this season.
Jun 24 - 8:49 AM

Twins placed RHP Trevor May on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms.

May has been dealing with these back spasms throughout the week. The Twins hoped to keep him off the disabled list and were gingerly attempting to navigate him through a light work week, but after he surrendered three consecutive hits on Thursday, they decided to just shelve him to allow a proper recovery. And hey, maybe it will help clear his head, too. He is the current owner of a 6.08 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 40/10 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings.
Jun 10 - 2:38 PM

Trevor May coughed up the lead in the eighth inning in Friday’s loss to the Indians.

May entered the game with a one-run lead, but gave up a leadoff single to Francisco Lindor before issuing a one-out walk to Jose Ramirez. Marlon Byrd followed with a double to put the Indians in front. May gave up an RBI single to Juan Uribe before finally being pulled. The clunker of an outing increased May’s ERA from 1.89 to 3.20 on the year, but he’s still the Twins’ most talented reliever.
May 14 - 12:28 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers