Denver Danger’s top hitter, second baseman Peyton May, learned that his knee contusion is actually much more serious, and he will now miss the rest of the regular season with knee tendinitis.
The 31-year-old, who has generally been healthy throughout his career, was listed as day-to-day on Tuesday. Doctors will evaluate May after the regular season ends, and determine whether he will be healthy enough to return for the playoffs, should Denver make the postseason.
So far, in his first season in a Denver uniform, since leaving Montreal where he played for 9 seasons, he is batting .344 to lead the Danger. He has 17 home runs and 48 RBIs so far this season, stacking up a WAR of 2.6.
The loss may not harm Denver’s playoff chances, which seem quite solid given an 8 game lead over 3rd place Miami. With St. Petersburg just a game behind the Danger, Miami would need to make up a large gap of games in order to threaten either Denver or St. Petersburg.