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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Danny Duffy has been moved to the bullpen.
Duffy got torched for four runs in just 2 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Royals' loss to the Indians and is now sporting a 4.35 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 128 1/3 total frames this season. Jeremy Guthrie will move back into the rotation. Sep 17 - 3:50 PM

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Danny Duffy lasted only 2 1/3 innings, serving up four runs in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

Francisco Lindor did most of the damage, hitting a solo home run in the first inning and adding a two-run single in a three-run second. Duffy allowed six hits and walked two while striking out three. The Royals are now in danger of suffering a four-game series sweep if they lose to the Indians on Thursday. Duffy has a 4.35 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and a 90/51 K/BB ratio over 128 1/3 innings. He'll match up with the Mariners in a home start next.
Sep 16 - 10:38 PM

Danny Duffy racked up eight strikeouts over five innings of work in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday.

The southpaw surrendered just two runs on three hits and three walks on the evening. He departed in line for his eighth victory, but the usually stout Royals bullpen was unable to protect his lead. He'll head into Wednesday's start against the Indians in Cleveland looking to improve upon a 4.14 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
Sep 11 - 11:12 PM

Danny Duffy allowed four runs on seven hits over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

Duffy struck out seven and walked two in the contest. Alexei Ramirez whacked a three-run homer off him in the fourth inning and Geovany Soto cracked a solo shot in the seventh to account for all four runs on his line. The 26-year-old southpaw's pitching to a 4.17 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 79/46 K/BB ratio over 121 innings. A road start against the Orioles shows next on his schedule.
Sep 5 - 10:51 PM

Danny Duffy gave up two runs in five innings, taking a no-decision on Sunday as the Royals fell to the Rays.

Duffy allowed a run-scoring single in the first inning and a solo home run to Brandon Guyer in the third, accounting for all of the damage. They were two of seven hits the lefty gave up along with two walks and six strikeouts. He now has a 4.11 ERA with a 1.41 WHIP and a 72/44 K/BB ratio over 114 innings. Duffy has a date with the White Sox at home next.
Aug 30 - 4:31 PM

Danny Duffy held the Orioles to two runs over 5 2/3 innings, earning the win on Tuesday.

Duffy relented both runs in the fourth inning when the O's followed up a two-out walk with three consecutive singles. Overall, the lefty allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out five. Since returning from the disabled list on June 24, Duffy has a 3.18 ERA over 12 starts. He'll close out the month of August for the Royals with a road start versus the Rays next.
Aug 26 - 1:16 AM

Danny Duffy surrendered four runs in five innings Thursday against the Red Sox.

Duffy got beaten by Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr., a couple of left-handed hitters who wouldn't ever be playing against southpaws if the Red Sox hadn't sold off veterans. He has been alternating good and bad starts lately, so that means Tuesday's outing versus the Orioles should be better, right?
Aug 20 - 10:48 PM

Danny Duffy pitched well in Friday's win over the Angels, yielding one run on five hits over six innings.

Duffy struck out two without walking a batter. The lone run to score against him came via an RBI double by Mike Trout in the first inning. He was almost perfect outside of that blemish and now holds a 4.03 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 58/38 K/BB ratio across 98 1/3 innings. Up next on his schedule, a road date with the Red Sox.
Aug 15 - 12:39 AM

Danny Duffy failed to give the Royals length in a Sunday no-decision against the White Sox, allowing three runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings.

Duffy only walked one, but he had consistent issues with control, throwing just 41 of his 74 pitches for strikes. The White Sox scored all three of their runs against him in the third inning, when Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez nicked him for a pair of RBI singles. Duffy failed to last six innings for the first time since June 24, a sign of his consistency over the last month-plus. He'll try to put this one behind him as he takes a 4.19 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 56/38 K/BB ratio over 92 1/3 innings into his next start, a home date with the Angels.
Aug 9 - 5:20 PM

Danny Duffy tossed seven innings of one-run ball, earning the win as the Royals topped the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday.

The lone run came around in the sixth inning on a Victor Martinez RBI single. It was one of five hits Duffy allowed on the evening along with four walks and two strikeouts. The lefty has been quite good since the beginning of July, holding the opposition to two or fewer runs in six-plus innings in five of his last six starts. All told, Duffy has a 4.04 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 54/37 K/BB ratio over 89 innings. He'll play host to the White Sox in his next start.
Aug 4 - 10:10 PM

Danny Duffy gave up five runs and three homers in six innings Thursday against the Blue Jays.

It's just not fair to ask a lefty to face this Blue Jays lineup in Toronto. Seriously, giving up five runs over six innings isn't bad under those circumstances. Duffy's season has left a lot to be desired, but he's still a threat for some mixed-league value.
Jul 30 - 11:41 PM

Danny Duffy limited the Astros to one run on three hits over six innings in a Saturday no-decision before his team pulled out a 2-1 victory in 10 innings.

Duffy and Scott Feldman found themselves locked in a pitcher's duel, with both pitchers allowing just one run. Neither would be involved in the decision, as the tight game between two of the best teams in the AL wouldn't be resolved until the 10th inning. The only run to cross the plate against Duffy came in the sixth inning, when the pitcher allowed a sacrifice fly to Carlos Correa. This marks three straight dominant outings for the southpaw, who's dropped his ERA from 4.65 to 4.03 with the recent streak. He'll try to keep it rolling when he heads to Canada to face off with the Blue Jays in his next scheduled start.
Jul 25 - 11:04 PM

Danny Duffy delivered eight innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Royals' 4-1 defeat of the White Sox.

Duffy was cruising toward his first career shutout until Tyler Saladino hit a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. Joe Blanton finished the job from there. Duffy struck out four and allowed just six hits over his eight-plus frames. He's been dominant now in back-to-back outings. A date with the sometimes-dangerous Astros is next.
Jul 19 - 5:09 PM

Danny Duffy somehow blanked the Blue Jays for six innings on Friday to win for the third time this season.

It's hard enough for a lefty to shut down the Blue Jays anyway, but Duffy incredibly did it while walking three batters, hitting another and striking out no one. He gave up four hits, but they were all singles and didn't produce any runs. Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland finished the shutout from there. Duffy, the only member of the Royals not going to next week's All-Star Game, moved to 3-4 with a 4.65 ERA.
Jul 11 - 1:49 AM

Danny Duffy pitched well in earning a Sunday no-decision against the Twins, yielding two runs on five hits 6 1/3 innings.

Duffy struck out one and walked three. Miguel Sano stung him for an RBI double in the second inning and Aaron Hicks took him deep for a solo homer in the next frame, but he otherwise kept the Twinkies off the scoreboard. Duffy missed over a month with biceps tendinitis and since returning to the rotation on June 25, has allowed eight runs in 17 2/3 innings. Overall, he holds a 5.14 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. Up next on the docket, a Friday home start against the Blue Jays.
Jul 5 - 4:36 PM

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