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Trevor May | Relief Pitcher | #65

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Trevor May was assured by Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey that the team "pictures him as an every-fifth-day pitcher."
"[Falvey] seems really sincere about it. He said they want to get the best out of players, and I believe I can help us immensely by throwing 200 innings," May said. May pitched exclusively out of the bullpen in 2016, but he thinks the switching of roles led to his back problems. The righty holds a 5.61 ERA over 25 career starts, but he's struck out nearly a batter per inning and flashed upside in the rotation. The Twins seem committed to giving him another shot to start, which might mean more seasoning in the minors for Jose Berrios. Jan 29 - 9:15 AM

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Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey indicated Thursday that Trevor May could get another chance as a starter in 2016.

May pitched exclusively out of the bullpen this past season before going down with a stress fracture in his lower back, but he showed some potential as a starter in 2015. The new Twins front office are looking for upside wherever they can find it, so they are keeping their options open as spring training approaches. "He has the chance to impact us in either area," said Falvey. "We’ll partner with Trevor on our plans moving forward, find ways for him to be effective for us in either role and hopefully prepare him potentially to take on a starting role next year."
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Trevor May has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back.

Back issues have been plaguing May throughout the season and the root of the problem was revealed this week after a visit with specialist Dr. Robert Watkins on Monday. Even before that diagnosis was rendered, the 26-year-old right-hander had already been shut down for the remainder of the 2016 season. He expects to begin throwing again in late December or early January.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 09:53:00 PM

Trevor May has been shut down for the remainder of the season after experiencing a back flareup.

The back has been giving him problems all year. Once a promising starting pitching prospect, the 26-year-old May finishes the 2016 campaign with a rough 5.27 ERA in 44 relief appearances. He did strike out 60 batters in just 42 2/3 innings. May will likely be stretched out for another shot at a rotation spot leading into 2017.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Twins activated RHP Trevor May from the 15-day disabled list.

May has been out since early August with a lower back strain. He'll return to a middle relief role.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Trevor May (back) worked a two-inning simulated game on Tuesday without issue.

If all continues to go smoothly, he should be activated off the disabled list Friday. The 25-year-old right-hander holds a disappointing 4.89 ERA in 42 1/3 total innings this season, though he had been pitching better in the second half. He should see some high-leverage situations down the stretch as the Twins try to figure out his role for 2017.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Trevor May (back) completed a 31-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

He'll advance to throwing live batting practice on Tuesday. May has missed the last month with a lower back strain. The 25-year-old has had a rough year overall but has pitched slightly better since the All-Star break (3.55 ERA in 11 outings).
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Trevor May (back) said Tuesday that he is aiming to return for "the last few weeks of the season."

May has been on the disabled list since August 10 with a lower back strain and Twins manager Paul Molitor said last week that the right-hander still has some "imbalance," but a bone scan turned up clean and he has begun playing catch on flat ground at 90 feet. "It’s good to have goals," May said Tuesday. "I would love to get back the last few weeks of the season and show I’m healthy going into the offseason. There’s probably going to be some changes up there in the front office. You’ve got to be healthy. You’ve got to be ready."
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 08:24:00 PM

A bone scan on Trevor May's back came up clean.

But it doesn't sound like he's going to be cleared for throwing anytime soon. Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters Tuesday that May still has some "imbalance." The righty reliever remains out indefinitely.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 04:53:00 PM

An initial diagnosis from the Mayo Clinic showed that Trevor May's back issue is mostly muscular.

He'll undergo a bone scan next just in case, but it appears he's not dealing with a serious injury. More will be known about a potential timetable for May after his next exam.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 05:32:00 PM

Twins placed RHP Trevor May on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

May missed most of June with a back problem and it is rearing its ugly head again. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a disappointing 4.89 ERA in 42 1/3 innings this season despite his shiny 59/16 K/BB ratio. It's not clear how long he will be sidelined.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 02:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 08:10:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 11:35:00 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.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 05:45:00 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.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 11:18:00 AM

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