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41 Danny Duffy SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/202 | Birthdate: 12/21/1988 | Birthplace: Goleta, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $505,125 | Owned/Started%: 32/11 | Average Draft Position: 208.79
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Royals' Danny Duffy allows one run in no-decision on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was solid in his outing against the Astros on Saturday. Duffy allowed one run on just three hits over six innings of work. He walked one and struck out three, needing 101 pitches to get through the sixth

Duffy kept the Astros off the board for the first five innings. But he allowed his only run in his final inning of work. The Royals were able to come back to tie it an inning later however, and they won the game 2-1 in walk-off fashion. 

Duffy, who did not get a decision on Saturday, is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA over his last six starts, since returning from the disabled list.

"I started getting tired in the fourth, but my fastball had so much life and my slider had some bite," Duffy said, per MLB.com. "But yeah, that heat was what really got me. It was hot, man."


Danny Duffy wins second straight for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Royals starter Danny Duffy moved to 4-4 on the year, winning his second straight decision, Sunday against the White Sox. 

Duffy allowed one run on six hits over a season-high eight innings. 

Duffy walked one, struck out four and gave up a home run for the third time in the last four starts. 


Royals' Danny Duffy wins for first time since April 30


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Royals starter Danny Duffy earned a win over Toronto on Friday, snapping a personal four-decision losing streak. 

Duffy moved to 3-4 on the year and won for the first time since April 30. 

Duffy pitched six scoreless innings, his first start without allowing an earned run since April 24. He matched a season low by allowing four hits. He walked three and didn't record a strikeout. 


Royals' Danny Duffy takes no-decision in sixth straight winless start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Royals starter Danny Duffy gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings and left with the score tied against Minnesota on Sunday. 

The no-decision extended Duffy's winless steak to six straight starts. Since his last win, on April 30, he's 0-4 with two no-decisions. 

Jason gave up five hits and three walks while striking out one. 


Royals SP Danny Duffy receives loss in Tuesday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy had his best outing in his last four starts, but he received the loss during Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Astros.

Duffy (2-4) allowed four runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out six and walked two during the outing. His biggest mistake came in the third inning when he gave up a two-run home run to George Springer.

Tuesday's start was Duffy's first going more than five innings in his last five starts. He is now winless in his last five starts.


Royals SP Danny Duffy lasts just 4 2/3 innings in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy went just 4 2/3 innings against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Duffy threw 88 pitches, allowed eight hits and one earned run before being pulled from the game. He struck out four batters and didn't allow a walk. The Mariners scored two runs in the fifth while Duffy was still in the game, though only one was an earned run.

Duffy (2-3) has a 5.44 ERA with 34 strikeouts and 19 walks in 43 innings this season.


Royals activate SP Danny Duffy from disabled list Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) The Royals have reinstated left-hander Danny Duffy from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Wednesday. Duffy will start Wednesday night's game against the Mariners.

Duffy hasn't pitched since May 16 due to shoulder stiffness and biceps tendinitis. In eight starts this year, Duffy is 2-3 with a gaudy 5.87 ERA through 38 1/3 innings.

To clear room on the roster, reliever Michael Mariot was demoted to Triple-A on Thursday


Danny Duffy expected to return to Royals on Wednesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is expected to return to the team and start on Wednesday. 

Duffy is is on the disabled list with shoulder stiffness and biceps tendinitis. He was originally supposed to make one more rehab start early next week, but he'll be activated and start for the Royals instead, the Kansas City Star reported.


Royals SP Danny Duffy finding comfort level with new delivery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (shoulder) will make his next rehab start Monday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he is expected to throw 80-85 pitches, per Fox Sports.

Duffy, who is on the disabled list with shoulder stiffness and biceps tendinitis, said he doesn't "really feel anything wrong anymore." He just needs to build up his pitch count before coming off the DL.

"Seems like it's been 10 years," Duffy said. "I'll do what I got to do and continue to build that pitch count up. Whenever the boys need me to fill in, I'll fill in. Whatever that void is."

While Duffy has been on the DL, he has tweaked his delivery. He now guides his hands above his head, which gives him better control of his pitches.

"The new tweak in the delivery feels really comfy now," Duffy said. "It's been three rehab starts and a couple sides I've used it. It's much more flowy, so I'm definitely excited about seeing how it's going to play."

Duffy is expected to make at least one more rehab start after Monday, with the goal of getting to around 100 pitches. He is on track to return in early July.


Royals SP Danny Duffy strikes out six in rehab start


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy threw 65 pitches in his second rehab start with Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, 610Sports.com reports.

Duffy, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, threw 3 2/3 innings, allowed three hits and one earned run. His command was crisp as he managed to strike out six batters during the start. He allowed a solo home run to Cubs OF Junior Lake, who was recently sent down to Triple-A.

Duffy (2-3) has a 5.87 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings this season.


Royals SP Danny Duffy to throw 65 pitches at Triple-A on Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is scheduled to throw 65 pitches for the team's Triple-A affiliate Wednesday, reports The Kansas City Star.

Duffy had his Sunday rehab start rained out after four pitches. He is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.


Royals' Danny Duffy has rehab start washed out after four pitches


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy's rehab start on Sunday didn't go quite as he'd hoped. 

Duffy took the mound for Triple-A Omaha, but the game was suspended due to rain after he had thrown four pitches. 

Duffy retired the first batter he faced on a groundout, throwing three pitches in four strikes. 

Duffy is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. 


Royals pitcher Danny Duffy allows one run in rehab outing Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy allowed one run on two hits over four innings of work during a rehab start Tuesday for the team's Triple-A affiliate.

Duffy is on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis. He has not pitched for the Royals since May 16.


Royals P Danny Duffy (shoulder) will join rotation when healthy


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy will throw 50 pitches in an appearance with Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, according to the Kansas City Star. 

Royals manager Ned Yost said Duffy will be in the rotation once he returns. Duffy has been on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis. 


Royals' Danny Duffy throws bullpen, nearing rehab assignment


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy threw a bullpen session on Saturday, the Kansas City Star reported.

Duffy is on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis. He expects to be ready to go on a minor league rehab assignment next week.  


Royals starter Danny Duffy could be nearing a rehab assignment


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said left-hander Danny Duffy is likely to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. Duffy is on the disabled list with shoulder tendonitis, but Yost said if Duffy's session goes well, he'll probably head out on a minor-league rehab assignment.

Duffy said he has altered his delivery a bit. He's now raising his arms over his head while in the windup.

"I changed up my delivery a little bit to stay over the rubber a little bit more," Duffy said, per MLB.com. "Going to use my hands over my head a little bit more. It was a tweak to help me throw more strikes. Anything you can do to stay fluid through the delivery, you do it.

Duffy hasn't pitched since May 16 when he allowed four runs on four hits in five innings against the Yankees. 

"Today was definitely a win. As of right now, [the pain is] out of there. Now it's just getting the arm strength up," said Duffy.


Royals SPs Danny Duffy, Kris Medlen to pitch in sim game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Royals starting pitchers Danny Duffy (shoulder, biceps) and Kris Medlen (elbow) will pitch in a simulated game Thursday, according to The Kansas City Star. Duffy threw a light bullpen session Tuesday.

Royals SP Danny Duffy (shoulder) to throw bullpen session


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy will throw a bullpen session on Friday as he recovers from shoulder tendinitis, per The Kansas City Star.

Duffy (2-3) is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on June 1. In 38 1/3 innings this season, Duffy has a 5.87 ERA with 30 strikeouts and 19 walks.


Royals' Danny Duffy tests shoulder by playing catch


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Royals starter Danny Duffy played catch on Tuesday, a day after being placed on the disabled list for shoulder tendinitis. 

Duffy was able to test the shoulder, per the Kansas City Star.


Royals SP Danny Duffy (biceps) headed to 15-day DL


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) The Royals announced Monday that they have placed starter Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis and recalled Brandon Finnegan to take his spot on the roster. 

Duffy's move was retroactive to May 17, meaning he can come off the disabled list on June 1. Duffy complained of shoulder stiffness on Friday and he was scratched from his Saturday start and pushed to Tuesday. He isn't surprised by the move after having a cortisone shot in his shoulder on Friday, MLB.com reports.

"It takes time for it to work," Duffy said. "It's only been 48-72 hours. I can see why they [put me on the DL] -- it makes more sense to have a functioning arm here."

With Duffy headed to the DL, Jason Vargas will start Tuesday's game against the Yankees. 


Danny Duffy injury forces Royals to shuffle rotation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) The Royals will skip pitcher Danny Duffy in the starting rotation, per the Kansas City Star. Duffy is suffering from shoulder stiffness. 

"Yesterday as I got through warming up, it just grabbed a little bit. Felt like I needed a little WD-40 in there," Duffy said, per MLB.com.

Duffy was scheduled to pitch on Saturday. Edinson Volquez, originally scheduled to start on Sunday, will move up a day to replace Duffy on Saturday.

Yordano Ventura, scheduled for Monday, will also move up a day and pitch on Sunday.

Duffy will get bumped back to a Tuesday start.  


Danny Duffy 'probably' gets another start for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Struggling Royals starter Danny Duffy will "probably" make his next start, manager Ned Yost said, per the Kansas City Star

Yost said that the team needs to see improvement soon, or he might get removed from the rotation. Duffy is 2-3, with a 5.87 ERA this season. 


Three-run homer dooms Royals starter Danny Duffy on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Royals starter Danny Duffy (2-3) gave up four runs on four hits in five innings Saturday to take the loss against the Yankees.

The big blow off Duffy was a three-run homer from Chase Headley in the fifth inning.

"I know my teammates believe in me. I believe in me. The coaching staff believes in me," Duffy said. "I know I'm better than these results."

Duffy, who dropped his third straight start, walked four and struck out three in the defeat.

"You have to take positives with everything," Duffy said to MLB.com. "I had one bad inning. After that we kind of locked it in. I had a battle with Headley. Count's even, count's full, I'm thinking maybe he thinks fastball is coming. If I execute that pitch, maybe he rolls it over."

Duffy returns to the mound for his next start Saturday, May 23, against the Cardinals.


Yankees LF Brett Gardner out of Saturday's lineup, Chris Young gets start


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) The Yankees will not start left fielder Brett Gardner Saturday in Kansas City, instead giving the start to right-handed hitter Chris Young against the Royals lefty starter Danny Duffy.

Gardner, a left-handed hitter, is 1 for 5 against Duffy for his career.

Young will bat second in the lineup.

Royals starter Danny Duffy struggles again in Monday's loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) Royals starter Danny Duffy (2-2) was roughed up for six runs on five hits in just 3 2/3 innings to suffer the loss to the Rangers on Monday.

"A lot of throwing," manager Ned Yost said after the game, per MLB.com. "Not much pitching. He's gotten back, especially the last two games, to just raring back and firing. And it's really affecting his command of all three pitches. I don't think he threw a curveball or changeup for a strike until the third inning."

Duffy was touched for four runs in the second inning and surrendered a two-run home run to Adrian Beltre in the fourth. He walked six in the defeat.

"I just couldn't locate anything today. ... Nobody feels worse than me. I cost my team a few games," Duffy said.

Duffy struggled in his last start as well, giving up four earned runs on six hits in one inning of work.

"There's going to be stretches in your career, I've heard it from a bazillion people, that you just don't have your best every time you go out there," Duffy said.

Duffy's next start is set for Saturday against the Yankees.