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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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Danny Duffy allowed five runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the White Sox.
At the time Duffy trotted out to start the seventh inning, the White Sox had dinged him for just two runs. They proceeded to break through with a four-spot in the frame, knocking the southpaw from the game in the process. While the start ended in sour fashion, it was not without its pleasant notes, as Duffy did fan eight without walking a batter. He will carry a 3.68 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into a road start against the A's next time he takes to the mound. Aug 11 - 11:01 PM

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Danny Duffy yielded seven runs (three earned) on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Duffy struck out eight and walked two on the afternoon. He struggled mightily with the home run ball, as all three of Danny Valencia, Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz took him deep. Up next on the docket, a road showdown with the White Sox. Duffy will put a 3.48 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the line in that contest.
Aug 6 - 5:23 PM

Saturday's game between the Mariners and Royals has been postponed due to stormy conditions in Kansas City.

It will be made up with a traditional doubleheader Sunday at Kauffman Stadium beginning at 1:15 p.m. CT. Danny Duffy was scheduled to take on Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales on Saturday night. They'll both pitch Sunday instead.
Aug 5 - 6:23 PM

Danny Duffy worked seven innings of one-run ball Monday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Duffy deserved a victory for the effort, but the Royals dropped this one in the bottom of the ninth inning -- with the loss going to Joakim Soria. Duffy scattered seven hits and one walk over his seven solid frames while striking out six Baltimore hitters. He'll bring a 3.42 ERA into his next start at home versus the Mariners.
Jul 31 - 9:46 PM

Danny Duffy earned his seventh victory of the season on Tuesday, limiting the Tigers to one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The left-hander walked one and punched out four on the night. The only damage against him came on an RBI single by James McCann in the fourth inning. Duffy now sits at 7-6 on the season with a 3.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 79/28 K/BB ratio across 101 frames. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Orioles in Baltimore on Monday.
Jul 25 - 10:14 PM

Danny Duffy allowed four runs on nine hits over five-plus innings in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Duffy looked to be on his way to a nice evening after being staked to an eight-run lead, and while he cruised through the first four innings the southpaw ran into turbulence in the fifth. None of the damage was major -- all nine of the Tigers' hits were singles or doubles -- but they pecked away, forcing him from the game with no outs in the sixth. The 28-year-old struck out four without walking a batter in the outing. The win improved him to 6-6 with a 3.71 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 15 starts overall. A rematch with these same Tigers is on tap for Tuesday in Detroit.
Jul 20 - 11:52 PM

Danny Duffy allowed just one earned run, five hits and no walks with four strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday against the Rangers.

Duffy matched donuts with Cole Hamels into the ninth inning, but it was Shin-Soo Choo delivering a game-winning single in the final frame to give the visitors the 1-0 win. It was a much-needed solid showing for Duffy after failing to post a quality start over his past three outings.
Jul 16 - 1:55 AM

Danny Duffy racked up nine strikeouts over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

The left-hander surrendered five runs on six hits on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Justin Turner blasting a pair and Austin Barnes adding a solo shot. Duffy heads into the All-Star break at 5-5 with a 3.76 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 67/27 K/BB ratio across 81 1/3 innings.
Jul 9 - 7:19 PM

Danny Duffy’s first start since returning from the disabled list was a good one, as he limited the Mariners to two runs over 5 2/3 frames in a 7-3 win.

Making his first start in the majors in over five weeks, Duffy permitted five hits -- all singles -- while issuing two walks and striking out five. He sat in the 92-93 range with his fastball, which is a tad below where he had been before going on the DL. It’s hard to argue with the results, though. Duffy’s next start figures to be the first game after the All-Star break against the Rangers.
Jul 4 - 9:49 PM

Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 10-day disabled list.

Duffy will return to the Royals' rotation on Tuesday night against the Mariners after missing five weeks with a left oblique strain. He was sporting a 3.54 ERA through his first 11 starts this season with Kansas City.
Jul 4 - 4:09 PM

Danny Duffy (oblique) will rejoin the Royals' rotation on Tuesday in Seattle.

Duffy has made a couple rehab starts with Triple-A Omaha and is no longer having issues with his oblique. He only went a combined 7 1/3 innings in those two outings, so it's possible the lefty will be limited a bit from a pitch count perspective versus the Mariners.
Jun 30 - 5:12 PM

Danny Duffy (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

Duffy is scheduled to throw 40-45 pitches. He'll need a few starts to get his pitch count back up after missing the last few weeks with a strained oblique. If all goes according to plan, Kansas City's ace should be back around the All-Star break.
Jun 22 - 9:13 PM

Danny Duffy (oblique) threw 40 pitches over two innings of simulated action on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Duffy will probably do one more side session before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since late May because of a left oblique strain. He's expected to return to the Royals' starting rotation shortly after the All-Star break.
Jun 20 - 6:23 PM

Danny Duffy (oblique) threw a side session on Friday without any issue.

He'll throw again on Sunday and if all goes well he will be cleared to face live hitters at home on Tuesday. The left-hander has been shelved since May 29 due to a left oblique strain, but it finally starting to make progress toward a return to the mound.
Jun 16 - 7:34 PM

Danny Duffy (oblique) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Monday.

And manager Ned Yost told reporters Tuesday that it went well. Duffy landed on the disabled list May 29 with a left oblique strain and is just now beginning mound work. He's unlikely to rejoin the Royals' starting rotation until sometime in mid-July.
Jun 13 - 7:41 PM

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2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
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3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Trevor Cahill
6Jake Junis
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2Joakim Soria
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5Mike Minor
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