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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 (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

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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

Danny Duffy (oblique) has resumed playing catch.

Duffy landed on the disabled list May 30 with a left oblique strain and the initial timetable announced by the Royals called for him to miss 6-8 weeks. He's ahead of schedule at this point, but there are obviously many hurdles to clear.
Jun 10 - 1:29 PM

Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 29, with a left oblique strain.

Duffy is slated to miss 6-8 weeks after straining his oblique while covering first base during his start on Sunday. It's a brutal blow for the Royals, who sit at 21-29 and are poised to be sellers moving into the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Eric Skoglund has been called up from Triple-A Omaha and will receive a chance to run away with a rotation spot.
May 30 - 12:58 PM

Danny Duffy is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a Grade 1-plus strain of his oblique.

Brutal news for the Royals. Duffy was knocked around for six runs over just four innings in Sunday's loss to the Indians and now figures to be sidelined through mid-to-late July. The Royals appear to be obvious sellers and could look a lot different by the time he returns.
May 29 - 4:02 PM

Danny Duffy was blasted for six earned runs over just four innings Sunday in the Royals' blowout loss to the Indians.

Duffy yielded nine hits and walked three batters in the ugly outing at Progressive Field against the defending American League champions. He fell to 4-4 on the season but still holds a decent 3.54 ERA even after Sunday's drubbing. Duffy will try to get back on track in his next start, a rematch against the Tribe at Kauffman Stadium.
May 28 - 4:12 PM

Danny Duffy held the Yankees to two runs over seven frames in Tuesday's 6-2 victory.

Duffy hadn't given up a home run since all the way back on April 8, which was quite a feat for a flyball pitcher who coughed up 27 gopherballs last season. He surrendered a pair in this one -- one to Chris Carter and one to Aaron Hicks -- but they were both solo shots and that was all the Yankees could put together against him. Duffy has struck out 23 over his last 21 innings and his velocity has started to creep back up, which is obviously a great sign. He'll get the Indians in Cleveland on Sunday.
May 23 - 10:24 PM

Danny Duffy struck out 10 over seven shutout innings in the Royals' 5-1 win over the Yankees on Thursday.

Duffy was electric, giving up just three singles and walking two on the evening. It was, by almost any measure, his best start of the year thus far, improving him to 3-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in those nine starts. Even those numbers are skewed; removing a two-start stretch in late April and early May in which he allowed a combined 12 runs, Duffy hasn't given up more than two runs in a start all year. The southpaw will have his shot at an encore when the two clubs meet up again Tuesday in New York.
May 18 - 11:19 PM

Danny Duffy was handed a no-decision Friday after giving up two runs over seven innings against the Orioles.

Duffy had the lead before allowing the tying run to score on a wild pitch during his final inning of work. The southpaw fanned six (his highest total since April 14) and walked one in the no-decision. He owns a solid 3.38 ERA through eight starts, though he’s winless over his last five starts. He’ll try to change that next week against the Yankees.
May 12 - 11:30 PM

Danny Duffy pitched well in a losing effort against the Indians on Sunday, allowing just one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

The left-hander walked two and struck out two on the afternoon. The only damage against him came on an RBI single by Carlos Santana in the fifth inning, unfortunately for Duffy and the Royals, that happened to be the only offense in the entire ballgame. Now 2-3 on the season, Duffy will carry a 3.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Orioles.
May 7 - 5:17 PM

Danny Duffy was touched up for six runs over five innings on Tuesday against the White Sox.

The left-hander gave up 10 hits, walked a pair and recorded just three strikeouts. Duffy's velocity has been down this season, so his 1.32 ERA through his first four outings seemed due to regress quite a bit. Sure enough, he's coughed up six runs in consecutive outings (both to the White Sox). We obviously saw the upside last season, but the velocity needs to tick back up before we can really trust him. He'll get the Indians on Sunday.
May 2 - 11:44 PM

Danny Duffy was roughed up by the White Sox on Tuesday, surrendering six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Duffy's velocity is down a bit and his strikeout rate has followed, though he's actually getting more swings and misses than ever. He was due for the ERA correction after coming into this one at 1.32 in four starts. He's at 2.81 now.
Apr 26 - 1:22 AM

Danny Duffy tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings Thursday against the Rangers, taking a no-decision in the extra-innings loss.

Duffy did everything he could, holding the Rangers to just four hits and three walks while striking out five, but neither team's offense could get much going on this night. Even so, it was another impressive outing from the 28-year-old, who now owns a 1.32 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 22/10 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings of work this year. Duffy should turn in another strong game Tuesday when the Royals visit the White Sox.
Apr 21 - 12:46 AM

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C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
7Matt Strahm
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Neftali Feliz
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy