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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 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

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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

Danny Duffy's (shoulder) next scheduled start has been pushed back from Saturday to Tuesday.

Duffy is dealing with some stiffness in his pitching shoulder, which could at least partly explain his erratic performance of late. It doesn't appear to be something the Royals are overly concerned with since they're merely pushing him back a few days, but anytime the shoulder is involved there's some worry. Edinson Volquez and Yordano Ventura will move up a day but will be on regular rest.
May 22 - 4:56 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Sunday that Danny Duffy will need to show improvement in order to avoid being removed from the rotation.

Yost said that Duffy will "probably" make his next scheduled start, but the left-hander is on thin ice after another poor showing Saturday. He has a 5.87 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 38 1/3 innings this season and could be replaced by Jason Vargas (elbow) when the latter is ready to return from the disabled list.
May 17 - 11:33 AM

Danny Duffy surrendered four earned runs over five innings Saturday in the Royals' loss to the Yankees.

Duffy gave up a run on a Carlos Beltran sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning and then three runs on a Chase Headley homer in the top of the fifth. Duffy walked four and gave up four total hits in his third straight poor outing. He has a rough 2-3 record, 5.87 ERA, and 1.70 WHIP in 38 1/3 innings this season. A tough matchup with the cross-state Cardinals is next.
May 16 - 10:22 PM

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S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
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