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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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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. Dec 12 - 8:08 PM

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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.
Dec 12 - 11:42 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.
Oct 3 - 5:46 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.
Sep 30 - 4:35 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.
Sep 28 - 11:04 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.
Sep 23 - 11:14 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.
Sep 17 - 4:48 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.
Sep 17 - 10:14 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.
Sep 13 - 10:01 PM

Danny Duffy (elbow) threw a three-inning simulated game Monday.

Duffy threw all of his pitches in the simulated game and is slated to rejoin the Royals' rotation next weekend as long as he recovers from Monday's session well. The left-hander concedes that he'll likely have to pitch through some discomfort in the final weeks, but there isn't any worry currently that he could make the injury worse.
Sep 11 - 4:31 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Danny Duffy (elbow) could be activated next weekend.

Duffy has been sidelined since August 26 because of a left elbow impingement and he was charged with a DUI in Overland Park, Kansas a few days after landing on the disabled list. The 28-year-old left-hander's first start back would presumably come against the red-hot Indians.
Sep 9 - 4:18 PM

Danny Duffy (elbow) played catch from 60 feet Saturday.

It's a nice step, but Duffy still has a ways to go before rejoining the Royals' rotation, as he'll need to expand to 120 feet and then throw at least a couple times from a mound. Sam Gaviglio is a candidate to start Thursday in Duffy's place and it sounds like he could receive at least a couple starts.
Sep 3 - 12:24 PM

According to Sports Radio 810 WHB, Danny Duffy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Sunday evening in Overland Park, Kansas.

Details are scarce right now, but Duffy is scheduled for arraignment on September 19. The 28-year-old left-hander recently landed on the disabled list with what's being described as a low-grade pronator strain. "I do know that Danny has always been accountable as a member of this organization and we expect the same accountability from him as this process moves forward," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said in a statement.
Aug 29 - 11:51 AM

An MRI on Danny Duffy's left elbow showed a low-grade pronator strain.

Duffy's ulnar collateral ligament is unchanged from an MRI taken before the season. It's as good of a result as the Royals could've hoped for, as they still think he could miss just one start. Eric Skoglund is starting in Duffy's place on Sunday.
Aug 27 - 10:48 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Saturday that the club hopes Danny Duffy (elbow) will miss just one start.

Yost also revealed that Duffy's elbow has been bothering him for 3-4 starts before the team finally put him on the disabled list Saturday. The Royals don't think the ailment is serious, but they'll know more after Duffy undergoes an MRI. More information on Duffy should be available later Saturday or Sunday.
Aug 26 - 4:35 PM

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SS1Raul Mondesi
2Ramon Torres
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Paulo Orlando
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Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
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3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Sam Gaviglio
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3Brandon Maurer
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5Scott Alexander
6Kevin McCarthy
7Brian Flynn
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9Andres Machado
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