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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
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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

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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

Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow impingement.

The severity and how much time he may stand to miss remain unclear at the moment. Duffy had been scheduled to start on Sunday, but Eric Skoglund will start in his place. Onelki Garcia had his contract purchased from Triple-A to take Duffy's place on the active roster.
Aug 26 - 2:55 PM

Danny Duffy racked up seven strikeouts over six innings of two-run ball in Tuesday's victory over the Rockies.

The left-hander allowed just one hit and three walks on the night. The only damage against him came on a mighty two-run blast from Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning. It was a nice bounce-back effort from Duffy who had struggled in his three previous starts. He now sports a 3.78 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 116/36 K/BB ratio across 131 innings on the season. He'll do battle against the division-rival Indians in Cleveland on Sunday.
Aug 23 - 12:39 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Brian Flynn
11Miguel Almonte
12Mike Morin
13Trevor Cahill
14Andres Machado