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Dustin May getting called up to make Dodgers debut Friday

Dustin May

The Los Angeles Dodgers did not make any major trade deadline additions, but that does not mean the team won’t be getting reinforcements.

Dustin May, a top pitching prospect in the system, is getting called up to make his MLB debut against the Padres on Friday, as first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The 21-year-old right-handed pitcher is 6-foot-6 and lanky. He was a third-round pick by the Dodgers in 2016 out of Justin, Texas and has been consistently strong at every level of the minors. He has gone 24-17 with a 3.50 ERA and 394 strikeouts in 402.2 career minor league innings. He never had an ERA higher than 3.88 at any level.

Rich Hill remains on the injured list due to a forearm injury, which has left Ross Stripling picking up several starts, though he usually tops out at five innings. May will give the Dodgers another strong rotational option along with Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda and Walker Buehler.

May has a high leg kick, long red hair, and stuff similar to Noah Syndergaard, which has led to his “Gingergaard” nickname.

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