Royals and LHP Danny Duffy avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.425 million contract.
Danny Duffy requested $3 million and was offered $1.75 million from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged after the World Series that Danny Duffy was held out of the postseason rotation because of a stress reaction in his rib cage.
Ned Yost said Friday that Danny Duffy, Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie are all likely to be available out of the bullpen for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Friday.
Danny Duffy will be available out of the Royals' bullpen for the first few games of the ALDS.
Danny Duffy is on the Royals' roster for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.
Danny Duffy was lit up for four earned runs in two innings Saturday in a loss to the White Sox.
Danny Duffy impressed Monday in his return from shoulder inflammation, throwing six scoreless innings in the Royals' 2-0 defeat of the Indians.
Danny Duffy (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday, and was even available as an emergency option out of the Royals bullpen that evening.
Danny Duffy (shoulder) said he "felt better than normal" during a successful four-inning simulated game Tuesday.
The Royals don't intend for Danny Duffy (shoulder) to start again until next Monday against the Indians.
Danny Duffy (shoulder) will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday.
Danny Duffy (shoulder) felt no pain during a light bullpen session Sunday.
Danny Duffy (shoulder) will throw a light bullpen session on Sunday.