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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Danny Duffy limited the Astros to one run on three hits over six innings in a Saturday no-decision before his team pulled out a 2-1 victory in 10 innings.
Duffy and Scott Feldman found themselves locked in a pitcher's duel, with both pitchers allowing just one run. Neither would be involved in the decision, as the tight game between two of the best teams in the AL wouldn't be resolved until the 10th inning. The only run to cross the plate against Duffy came in the sixth inning, when the pitcher allowed a sacrifice fly to Carlos Correa. This marks three straight dominant outings for the southpaw, who's dropped his ERA from 4.65 to 4.03 with the recent streak. He'll try to keep it rolling when he heads to Canada to face off with the Blue Jays in his next scheduled start. Jul 25 - 11:04 PM

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Danny Duffy delivered eight innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Royals' 4-1 defeat of the White Sox.

Duffy was cruising toward his first career shutout until Tyler Saladino hit a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. Joe Blanton finished the job from there. Duffy struck out four and allowed just six hits over his eight-plus frames. He's been dominant now in back-to-back outings. A date with the sometimes-dangerous Astros is next.
Jul 19 - 5:09 PM

Danny Duffy somehow blanked the Blue Jays for six innings on Friday to win for the third time this season.

It's hard enough for a lefty to shut down the Blue Jays anyway, but Duffy incredibly did it while walking three batters, hitting another and striking out no one. He gave up four hits, but they were all singles and didn't produce any runs. Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland finished the shutout from there. Duffy, the only member of the Royals not going to next week's All-Star Game, moved to 3-4 with a 4.65 ERA.
Jul 11 - 1:49 AM

Danny Duffy pitched well in earning a Sunday no-decision against the Twins, yielding two runs on five hits 6 1/3 innings.

Duffy struck out one and walked three. Miguel Sano stung him for an RBI double in the second inning and Aaron Hicks took him deep for a solo homer in the next frame, but he otherwise kept the Twinkies off the scoreboard. Duffy missed over a month with biceps tendinitis and since returning to the rotation on June 25, has allowed eight runs in 17 2/3 innings. Overall, he holds a 5.14 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. Up next on the docket, a Friday home start against the Blue Jays.
Jul 5 - 4:36 PM

Danny Duffy allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

It was a bit of a mixed bag for Duffy, who allowed six hits and two walks but struck out six in the effort. Still, it was a better showing than his last time out when, after cruising along for four innings, Duffy was yanked before completing five innings. That was his first start in more than a month due to biceps tendinitis, and Duffy is now 2-4 with a 5.44 ERA and 1.63 WHIP. He'll look to continue to round into form Sunday against the Twins.
Jun 30 - 11:21 PM

In his return to the rotation, Danny Duffy surrendered two runs -- one earned -- over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Mariners.

After throwing four shutout innings, Duffy looked to be a lock for the win cradling a 7-0 lead. Instead, he couldn't escape the fifth inning and got the hook at 88 pitches, gifting the victory to reliever Ryan Madson. The left-hander, sidelined with biceps tendinitis since late May, has a tough assignment in Houston next time around.
Jun 25 - 1:02 AM

Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 15-day disabled list.

Duffy will rejoin the rotation on Wednesday against the Mariners. The left-hander put up a 5.87 ERA over eight starts before going down with biceps tendinitis in late May, so fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach before sticking him back into their lineups.
Jun 24 - 3:26 PM

Danny Duffy will return from the disabled list to start for the Royals on Wednesday.

Duffy has been sidelined since late May due to biceps tendinitis. He has looked strong in his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha, but fantasy owners may want to give him a start before throwing him back into lineups.
Jun 20 - 4:03 PM

Danny Duffy (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

He's slated for 50 pitches in the outing in what will be the first of 2-3 rehab starts. Royals manager Ned Yost said that Duffy will rejoin the big club's rotation once ready, so it appears Chris Young is headed back to long relief later this month.
Jun 7 - 11:50 AM

Danny Duffy (biceps) threw a successful side session on Saturday.

As long as he rebounds nicely, he could then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He is on track for a return to the rotation in mid-June.
Jun 6 - 12:12 PM

Danny Duffy (biceps) threw a simulated game Thursday.

It was an important step for Duffy, who is working his way back from left biceps tendinitis. He's likely to throw a bullpen session Saturday before being cleared for a minor league rehab assignment.
Jun 4 - 5:10 PM

Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

Duffy resumed throwing from a mound last Friday and is ready to take the next step. He'll likely be physically ready to rejoin the Royals before long but probably isn't a given to be re-inserted into their rotation.
Jun 3 - 10:08 AM

Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Duffy played catch on Tuesday and evidently felt well enough to resume mound work in a few days. Even though he appears to have made a rapid recovery, he still seems likely to need a rehab assignment before returning, especially with Jason Vargas having returned and Chris Young pitching well.
May 27 - 10:52 AM

Danny Duffy (biceps) played catch on Tuesday.

Duffy was placed on the disabled list on Monday with tendinitis in his left biceps. The Royals haven't seemed overly concerned, though, and the fact that he's already throwing again is obviously a good sign. Even if Duffy's stay on the DL is relatively short, he might not have a rotation spot when he gets back with Jason Vargas having returned and Chris Young pitching well.
May 26 - 6:28 PM

Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.

Duffy reported feeling discomfort around his left shoulder last week and he's been rocked in his last few starts, so the Royals will give him some extended rest. Jason Vargas will be activated to start in his place Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium and Brandon Finnegan will join the Royals from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
May 25 - 10:04 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Chris Young
7Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Brian Flynn
9Tim Collins