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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged after the World Series that Danny Duffy was held out of the postseason rotation because of a stress reaction in his rib cage.
The injury didn't bother Duffy in short relief stints, but the pain would catch up to him if he went more than two or three innings. Duffy wound up making three relief appearances during Kansas City's deep postseason run, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings. He'll be a big part of the club's starting rotation in 2015. Oct 30 - 11:21 AM

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Ned Yost said Friday that Danny Duffy, Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie are all likely to be available out of the bullpen for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Friday.

That is provided that the rain holds off long enough for the two teams to play. With the potential rain in the forecast though, the ability to have several arms ready to throw multiple innings is a benefit for the Royals.
Oct 10 - 5:59 PM

Danny Duffy will be available out of the Royals' bullpen for the first few games of the ALDS.

If he's not needed in those games, the left-hander could start Game 4 against the Angels. Duffy posted a sensational 2.53 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 149 1/3 innings during the regular season but he topped out at 93 1/3 frames between the minors and majors in 2013, so the Royals are trying to be careful with the 25-year-old.
Oct 1 - 5:33 PM

Danny Duffy is on the Royals' roster for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.

Jeremy Guthrie and Yordano Ventura will also be available in long relief. Duffy and rookie Brandon Finnegan are the only lefties in the Royals' bullpen. Of course, they can reset their roster if they beat the A's and advance to the ALDS.
Sep 30 - 11:47 AM

Danny Duffy was lit up for four earned runs in two innings Saturday in a loss to the White Sox.

Maybe that shoulder is still bothering him? Kansas City had a chance to move even with the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings with a victory, but Duffy was a letdown out of the gate Saturday in Chicago and the Royals' offense couldn't mount a sufficient comeback. Duffy will finish the 2014 regular season with a 9-12 record, 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 113/53 K/BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings.
Sep 27 - 11:21 PM

Danny Duffy impressed Monday in his return from shoulder inflammation, throwing six scoreless innings in the Royals' 2-0 defeat of the Indians.

It ended up being a great day for the Royals, even though they were hung with a loss (in the suspended game). Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland finished up the shutout tonight as the Royals gained ground on Detroit and put the Mariners farther in their rear view. Duffy allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five while throwing 96 pitches, which was pretty much the best-case scenario for him. He should get one more start this weekend.
Sep 22 - 10:36 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday, and was even available as an emergency option out of the Royals bullpen that evening.

He won't be available on Saturday and Sunday, making it likely that he could rejoin the rotation on Monday against the Indians assuming he's feeling right. The 25-year-old southpaw boasts a terrific 2.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 108/50 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings in his 29 appearances (23 starts) this season.
Sep 20 - 11:19 AM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) said he "felt better than normal" during a successful four-inning simulated game Tuesday.

"It went well," Duffy said. "I tried to make it as much like a game situation as I could. I felt normal. I felt better than normal, so I'm very happy with the way it went." Duffy won't officially be cleared to start next Monday versus the Indians until he gets through one more bullpen session, but things are looking good.
Sep 16 - 9:02 PM

The Royals don't intend for Danny Duffy (shoulder) to start again until next Monday against the Indians.

Duffy left his last start on September 6 with a sore shoulder and is slated to pitch in a simulated game Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he should be cleared to return.
Sep 15 - 5:47 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday.

Duffy left his last start on September 6 with a sore shoulder, but he now feels healthy and ready to pitch. However, the Royals aren't ready to throw him back into game action. Liam Hendriks will start Tuesday against the White Sox.
Sep 15 - 5:15 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) felt no pain during a light bullpen session Sunday.

Although he's yet to be officially cleared, Duffy remains hopeful of starting on Tuesday versus the White Sox. The left-hander exited his last outing on September 6 after just one pitch with a sore shoulder, but he's made nice progress since then. The Royals should announce soon whether or not Duffy will get the ball Tuesday.
Sep 14 - 12:16 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) will throw a light bullpen session on Sunday.

Duffy has been sidelined since September 6 with left shoulder soreness but an MRI taken earlier this week came up negative and he said Thursday that he is no longer feeling discomfort. He expects to returns to the Royals' rotation Tuesday against the White Sox.
Sep 13 - 4:15 PM

Danny Duffy said Thursday that he no longer feels any pain in his left shoulder.

That's certainly good news, but he still has a ways to go before he's cleared to rejoin the rotation. Duffy isn't sure when he'll be cleared to resume throwing, but he hasn't ruled out making his next scheduled start on Tuesday. The left-hander would have to throw a bullpen session by Sunday for Tuesday's outing to be a possibility.
Sep 11 - 6:20 PM

An MRI taken Sunday on Danny Duffy's left shoulder showed no major structural damage.

Duffy has been diagnosed with left rotator cuff inflammation and the hope is that he will only have to miss one turn in the Royals' rotation (though that's probably overly optimistic). The young southpaw was lifted from his start Saturday evening against the Yankees after grimacing on his opening pitch. Duffy owns an outstanding 2.42 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 141 1/3 innings this season for American League Central-leading Kansas City.
Sep 8 - 11:11 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday that there's a "good possibility" Danny Duffy is dealing with biceps tendinitis.

It would qualify as good news following Duffy's exit from Saturday's game after one pitch. The Royals said at the time that he was dealing with a sore shoulder, but the pain is apparently more in his biceps area. An official diagnosis on Duffy won't be available until Monday, as he'll get an MRI Sunday evening. If he's indeed dealing with biceps tendinitis, it might not be a long-term issue.
Sep 7 - 10:54 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Yohan Pino
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson