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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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.
He won't be available on Saturday and Sunday, making it likely that he could rejoin the rotation on Monday against the Indians assuming he's feeling right. The 25-year-old southpaw boasts a terrific 2.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 108/50 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings in his 29 appearances (23 starts) this season. Sep 20 - 11:19 AM

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Danny Duffy (shoulder) said he "felt better than normal" during a successful four-inning simulated game Tuesday.

"It went well," Duffy said. "I tried to make it as much like a game situation as I could. I felt normal. I felt better than normal, so I'm very happy with the way it went." Duffy won't officially be cleared to start next Monday versus the Indians until he gets through one more bullpen session, but things are looking good.
Sep 16 - 9:02 PM

The Royals don't intend for Danny Duffy (shoulder) to start again until next Monday against the Indians.

Duffy left his last start on September 6 with a sore shoulder and is slated to pitch in a simulated game Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he should be cleared to return.
Sep 15 - 5:47 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday.

Duffy left his last start on September 6 with a sore shoulder, but he now feels healthy and ready to pitch. However, the Royals aren't ready to throw him back into game action. Liam Hendriks will start Tuesday against the White Sox.
Sep 15 - 5:15 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) felt no pain during a light bullpen session Sunday.

Although he's yet to be officially cleared, Duffy remains hopeful of starting on Tuesday versus the White Sox. The left-hander exited his last outing on September 6 after just one pitch with a sore shoulder, but he's made nice progress since then. The Royals should announce soon whether or not Duffy will get the ball Tuesday.
Sep 14 - 12:16 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) will throw a light bullpen session on Sunday.

Duffy has been sidelined since September 6 with left shoulder soreness but an MRI taken earlier this week came up negative and he said Thursday that he is no longer feeling discomfort. He expects to returns to the Royals' rotation Tuesday against the White Sox.
Sep 13 - 4:15 PM

Danny Duffy said Thursday that he no longer feels any pain in his left shoulder.

That's certainly good news, but he still has a ways to go before he's cleared to rejoin the rotation. Duffy isn't sure when he'll be cleared to resume throwing, but he hasn't ruled out making his next scheduled start on Tuesday. The left-hander would have to throw a bullpen session by Sunday for Tuesday's outing to be a possibility.
Sep 11 - 6:20 PM

An MRI taken Sunday on Danny Duffy's left shoulder showed no major structural damage.

Duffy has been diagnosed with left rotator cuff inflammation and the hope is that he will only have to miss one turn in the Royals' rotation (though that's probably overly optimistic). The young southpaw was lifted from his start Saturday evening against the Yankees after grimacing on his opening pitch. Duffy owns an outstanding 2.42 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 141 1/3 innings this season for American League Central-leading Kansas City.
Sep 8 - 11:11 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday that there's a "good possibility" Danny Duffy is dealing with biceps tendinitis.

It would qualify as good news following Duffy's exit from Saturday's game after one pitch. The Royals said at the time that he was dealing with a sore shoulder, but the pain is apparently more in his biceps area. An official diagnosis on Duffy won't be available until Monday, as he'll get an MRI Sunday evening. If he's indeed dealing with biceps tendinitis, it might not be a long-term issue.
Sep 7 - 10:54 AM

Danny Duffy is dealing with left shoulder soreness.

That's the initial diagnosis from the Royals after Duffy exited his start Saturday against the Yankees following an uncomfortable opening pitch. Tests will be run and more details should be revealed Sunday. This could obviously be a terrible development for American League Central-leading Kansas City.
Sep 6 - 4:47 PM

Danny Duffy left Saturday's start against the Yankees with an apparent shoulder injury.

Duffy flinched on his first pitch of the game and departed with a trainer. He was then spotted pointing to his left shoulder in the dugout. This could be very bad news for the Royals as they continue their run toward the playoffs. Duffy has a sparkling 2.42 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP on the season.
Sep 6 - 4:25 PM

Danny Duffy delivered a strong start in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Duffy struck out six on the night while walking three. He certainly pitched well enough to earn his ninth victory in this one, but his defense and the offense behind him didn’t do him any favors. He’ll carry an outstanding 2.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 108/50 K/BB ratio into Saturday’s start against the Yankees in New York.
Sep 1 - 12:23 AM

Danny Duffy allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.

Duffy and Ricky Nolasco were locked in a pitcher's duel, naturally, that kept Duffy from earning his ninth win. The southpaw gave up four hits and walked two in the outing and actually left in line for the loss before Alex Gordon's walk-off home run. As it is, Duffy remains 8-11 with a 2.47 ERA and 1.07 WHIP heading into Sunday's start against the Indians.
Aug 26 - 11:18 PM

Danny Duffy was charged with five runs -- one earned -- over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Duffy was cruising along nicely until Christian Colon committed an error with two outs in the sixth. The next two hitters went on to reach and then Matt McBride launched a grand slam, sending Duffy and the Royals to a defeat. Duffy did stay in afterwards and retired the final four hitters he faced. Since all of the runs from the slam were unearned, his ERA dropped to 2.53.
Aug 20 - 11:48 PM

Danny Duffy improved to 8-10 on the year after giving up three runs (two earned) over 5 1/3 innings in a 6-5 win over the Twins on Friday.

Duffy has now won three consecutive starts. The young southpaw surrendered six hits and no walks to go along with one strikeout. He was pulled after throwing just 79 pitches, as Royals manager Ned Yost apparently sensed that he was wearing down. Duffy now holds an impressive 2.60 ERA through 19 starts and six relief appearances this season. He'll face the Rockies in Colorado next time out.
Aug 16 - 1:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar