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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Royals manager Ned Yost named Danny Duffy his Opening Day starter on Thursday.
Duffy got lit up for seven runs over just 3 2/3 innings in his last Cactus League start Tuesday versus the Athletics, but he was still the obvious choice. The 29-year-old left-hander has a 3.64 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 8.8 K/9 in 326 innings over the last two seasons. He'll take the bump March 29 against the White Sox, with Ian Kennedy following him in the Royals' second regular-season game on March 31. Mar 15 - 12:00 PM

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Danny Duffy was lit up for seven runs over 3 2/3 frames in Tuesday's Cactus League outing versus the Athletics.

To make matters worse, the start came against an A's lineup that didn't include a single projected regular. Duffy surrendered three home runs, including a pair to youngster Jorge Mateo. The longball, of course, has been an issue for Duffy at times. The southpaw pitched well his previous time out, so hopefully this clunker was just a small bump in the road.
Mar 13 - 5:22 PM

Danny Duffy had his best start of the spring on Thursday against the White Sox, throwing three scoreless innings.

Duffy allowed just two hits, and the southpaw walked just one and struck out for White Sox. The 29-year-old has tantalized with his stuff, but he has yet to show that he can stay healthy and handle the rigors of staying in the rotation all year outside of his 2016 season. Still, he's being undervalued in most draft formats, and if he can put it together for a full season, he could be a strong fantasy option even for the not-so-good Royals.
Mar 8 - 5:11 PM

Danny Duffy allowed two runs in two innings of work in his spring debut Friday against the Padres.

Duffy set the side down in order in the first and retired the first two batters in the second before issuing back-to-back walks. Christian Villanueva made him pay with a two-run double. After posting a 3.81 ERA in 24 starts last season, Duffy underwent surgery in October to remove loose bodies from his throwing elbow. He’s going to come cheaper in fantasy drafts this spring, but his health remains a concern.
Mar 2 - 9:14 PM

Danny Duffy told Jeffrey Flanagan of that his elbow "feels great, really great."

Duffy underwent surgery in October to remove "loose bodies" of cartilage and bone fragments from his elbow, but he's already a few weeks into a throwing program and is currently long-tossing from a distance of 100 feet. He should be fine for spring training. "I wish I had done this [surgery] a while ago," said Duffy. "[Trainer] Nick Kenney had been on me to get it done, but I kept feeling like I could manage my way through it." Duffy posted a 3.81 ERA and 130/41 K/BB ratio over 146 1/3 innings last season.
Jan 23 - 1:50 PM

Danny Duffy pleaded guilty Tuesday in Overland Park, Kansas to driving under the influence in August.

Duffy got a year of probation and will have to pay $1,220 in fines and court fees. He must report to a probation officer once a month and abstain from drugs and alcohol, and he will be subject to random breath, urine, or blood screenings. Duffy got the DUI a few days after landing on the disabled list August 26 with a left elbow impingement. He finished the 2017 season with a 3.81 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 130/41 K/BB ratio in 146 1/3 innings.
Source: KCTV5
Jan 16 - 4:36 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Royals are "getting many, many hits" on starter Danny Duffy.

Kansas City seems headed for an aggressive organizational rebuild, so Duffy could be on the move this winter even after inking a five-year, $65 million contract extension just 11 months ago. There is known to be some level of interest from the Cubs. Duffy, 28, registered a 3.81 ERA, 1.257 WHIP, and 130/41 K/BB ratio across 146 1/3 innings (24 starts) this past season for the Royals. He underwent surgery in October to remove a loose body from his left elbow but is expected to be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 08:08:00 PM

The Cubs have expressed interest in Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, reports Robert Murray of FanRag Sports.

The Royals are said to be "listening" on Duffy, which makes sense given that they could be going into a rebuild movement. The club is also shopping late-inning reliever Kelvin Herrera. Duffy just signed a five-year, $65 million extension with the Royals last offseason. He underwent surgery on October 3 to remove a loose body from his elbow.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:42:00 AM

Danny Duffy underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body from his left elbow.

Duffy is expected to resume his normal offseason regimen in about six weeks and should be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February. The 28-year-old left-hander posted a 3.81 ERA, 1.257 WHIP, and 130/41 K/BB ratio across 146 1/3 innings (24 starts) this season for Kansas City. He signed a five-year, $65 million contract extension with the Royals last winter.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Danny Duffy will undergo surgery on Tuesday to remove "loose bodies" from his left elbow.

Duffy missed nearly a month of action in the second half with inflammation in his pitching elbow and will have it cleaned up Tuesday. As far as elbow operations go, this one is relatively minor. Barring any setbacks, Duffy will be 100 percent once spring training rolls around.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Danny Duffy struggled in a losing effort against the Tigers on Thursday, allowing four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Duffy walked three and struck out four on the night. He had allowed just three hits through four shutout innings to start the night, but the wheels fell off in the fifth inning. Most of the damage was done on a three-run double by Nick Castellanos. Duffy finishes the season with a 3.81 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 130/41 K/BB ratio across 146 1/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 11:04:00 PM

Danny Duffy held the White Sox to two runs over six innings in a win Saturday.

Duffy didn't have his best stuff, giving up eight hits and walking two while striking out just two, but he had enough to keep the pedestrian Sox lineup at bay. The win was his ninth of the year, pulling his record even at 9-9 to go with a 3.68 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 126/38 K/BB ratio over 23 starts. The 28-year-old will make the final start of what's been an up and down season Thursday against the Tigers.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:14:00 PM

Danny Duffy pitched five strong innings against Cleveland, but picked up the loss in a 3-2 defeat to the Indians.

This was Duffy's first start since August 23, but you wouldn't have known it watching him pitch. He allowed just one hit, and of the two runs he allowed, only one was earned. He also struck out eight and didn't walk a hitter. He now has a 3.71 ERA on the year, and will look to lower it against the White Sox on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:48:00 PM

Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 10-day disabled list.

Duffy will rejoin the Royals' rotation on Sunday versus the Indians. He's only expected to throw around 60-70 pitches, and that, combined with the tough matchup and him coming back from an elbow injury, makes him a risky fantasy start.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 10:14:00 AM

Danny Duffy (elbow) will likely be activated and start on Sunday against Cleveland.

Duffy threw a three-inning simulated game on Monday, and that must have gone well if the Royals are setting him to make a start. He'll likely be on a limited pitch count, so you shouldn't expect him to work very deep into the game. It's still nice to see a talented hurler like Duffy back on the mound for the stretch run.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 10:01:00 PM

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C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cam Gallagher
4Juan Carlos Negret
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Adalberto Mondesi
3Ramon Torres
4Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Cody Asche
LF1Alex Gordon
2Michael Saunders
CF1Jon Jay
2Paulo Orlando
3Bubba Starling
4Billy Burns
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Tyler Collins
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Burch Smith
8Ricky Nolasco
9Miguel Almonte
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Brandon Maurer
3Brian Flynn
4Wily Peralta
5Kevin McCarthy
6Timothy Hill
7Blaine Boyer
8Seth Maness
9Michael Broadway