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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%: 33/7 | Average Draft Position: 208.50
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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.


Indians rough up Royals P Danny Duffy in first inning


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy had a disastrous start in Wednesday night's 10-3 loss to the Indians. 

Duffy only lasted one inning and allowed four earned runs on six hits. He didn't record any strikeouts and didn't walk anyone. This is his first loss of the season as he's now 2-1. Duffy's ERA is 3.86. 

Duffy's next start is projected for May 11 against the Rangers. 


Royals' Danny Duffy strikes out seven in win vs. Tigers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy earned the win Thursday, giving up one earned run on seven hits and two walks in seven-plus innings while striking out seven in his team's 8-1 victory over the Tigers.

Duffy (2-0) was delivered a big lead by his offense while spinning seven scoreless innings, but he let the first two men in the eighth reach, with a leadoff triple followed by a single leading to his only run surrendered as well as the end of his night.

Duffy owns a 3.45 ERA and 23:9 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians Wednesday.


Royals' Duffy has good numbers vs. Tigers despite one win in nine starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy will be on the hill Thursday against the Tigers for his fifth start this season. The Tigers have one of the best lineups in baseball, but the left-hander doesn't seem intimidated when he faces Detroit.

Duffy has held the current Tigers roster to a .203 batting average (16 for 79), according to baseballsavant.com.

While Duffy did lose all three of his starts to the Tigers in 2014, he pitched pretty well, posting a 2.12 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. He just received little run support. The Royals totaled four runs in Duffy's three starts against Detroit.

He has just one career win in nine starts (1-6) against Detroit, but Duffy owns a 1.98 ERA in his last five starts against the AL Central foe.


Royals SP Danny Duffy allowed one unearned run vs. ChiSox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision Friday against the White Sox. The left-hander allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out three.

Duffy had a pretty good pitcher's duel going against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Duffy was in command of a 1-0 lead until Tyler Flowers tied the game on an RBI groundout in the fourth inning.

Duffy left with a 2-1 lead, as he was lifted in the sixth inning following an Adam LaRoche pop out to shortstop. He threw 65 of 98 pitches for strikes.

The White Sox tied the game at 2 in the seventh inning, taking away Duffy's win. The game was eventually suspended after eight innings due to inclement weather with the game tied at 2. Play will resume in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon.

Duffy will be back on the mound Wednesday at Cleveland.


Royals pitcher Danny Duffy earns no decision in win Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy allowed two runs on four hits in five innings of work in Kansas City's 4-2 win over the Athletics Sunday.

Duffy worked efficiently through the first two innings, before having issues in the third. Duffy put two runners on with walks before allowing an RBI single to Ben Zobrist. He walked one more batter to load the bases before getting the third out.

Duffy gave up another run in the fifth when Mark Canha singled and then stole second base. Zobrist then singled to center to bring Canha home. Duffy, who also struck out five, now boasts a 5.51 ERA and will look for his second win Friday against the White Sox.


Royals pitcher Danny Duffy earns first win of the year Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy allowed three runs on six hits in Monday's 12-3 blowout win over the Twins. Duffy went 6 1/3 innings with three strikeouts and just one walk in the start.

Duffy had a bit of trouble in the first inning, when with two men on he allowed a Kennys Vargas singled to score Brian Dozier from second base. But he settled in worked efficiently through the sixth inning. 

After surrendering a solo home run to lead off the seventh to Trevor Plouffe, he faced one more batter before being pulled. Duffy lowered his ERA to 6.35 on the year and will look to keep rolling Sunday against the Athletics.

"I thought it went pretty well," Duffy said to MLB.com. "Overall, I felt like I was commanding the ball down. I even threw about four curveballs and three were strikes, so it was nice to see that come back again."


Royals' Danny Duffy allows five runs in season debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy had a rough season debut Wednesday, giving up five earned runs on eight hits in five innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 7-5 win over the Pirates.

Duffy, who didn't factor into the decision, surrendered a three-run home run in the second inning but was mostly able to limit the damage from that point on.

"Two pitches. I wish I had two pitches back," Duffy said, per MLB.com. "The first was that changeup to [Tyler] Flowers that he hit out. He did a really good job of staying back on the ball and he got it. Next time, I'll throw it better."

Duffy is looking to build upon 2.53 ERA in 2014 in a season where he made 25 starts and six relief appearances. He is scheduled to make his next start Monday at Minnesota.

"I don't think he had any main issues," manager Ned Yost said. "He made a mistake to Flowers, throwing that changeup probably too early in the game -- there's nothing to change up from that early. But until the sixth inning, I thought he threw really well."


Royals pitcher Danny Duffy posts uneasy start Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy gave up four runs in five innings of work with seven strikeouts against the Diamondbacks Saturday. Duffy was dominant early on, striking out six in three scoreless innings. Duffy likes his progression through spring training, reports MLB.com.

"I feel like it's building perfectly," he said. "The ball has been popping for me. I feel the best I have in years [springs]. I got a little fastball happy [today]. I tried to double-up with fastballs to Pollock and Goldschmidt and it hurt me. You get happy you throw one by them, and then the next thing you leave one over the plate."

Manager Ned Yost was so-so about the outing.

"He was OK," Yost said. "He had a very good first three innings and then just started getting the ball up a little. The slider he threw to Pollock for the homer wasn't a real sharp slider."


Royals name Yordano Ventura Opening Day starter


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) The Royals have named pitcher Yordano Ventura the starter for Opening Day, the Kansas City Star reports.

Ventura gets the call after going 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA and 159:69 K:BB ratio in 183 innings last season in his first full year with the team. He capped the year with an uneven postseason but finished strong, allowing just two earned runs in 12 1/3 innings over two World Series starts. Manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Ventura's performance in Game 6 of the World Series solidified his confidence in handing the young pitcher the Opening Day assignment.

Yost also said that Ventura will be followed by Danny Duffy, Edinson Volquez, Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation.


Royals pitcher Danny Duffy posts strong start Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy went four innings Tuesday, allowing just three hits and one earned run against the Cubs. 

Duffy, who struck out five, was happy with his outing.

"I liked how I did out there," Duffy said. "There were a couple of instances in the third inning when I started nibbling. With two outs, you got to bear down. I know that better than anyone else with all the two-out walks I've had in my career."


Perfect start to spring for Royals' Danny Duffy


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Danny Duffy threw two perfect innings in his spring debut for the Royals. 

Duffy threw 20 pitches for 13 strikes, retiring all six Reds' batters he faced, hitting 92 MPH on the radar gun. 


Royals' Danny Duffy hoping for 200 innings in 2015


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is hoping to toss 200 innings this season, according to the Kansas City Star

In order to reach that plateau, Duffy revamped his workout routine during the offseason. "He’s in great shape," manager Ned Yost said. "He’s in, by far, the best shape I’ve ever seen him in." Duffy admitted that he's not trying to get huge, but wanted to get "filled out, and have a little more (strength) behind the ball."

Duffy, who loves to run, said he decreased the distance on his workouts, but added more explosiveness. He also bought a bike in order to strengthen his legs. His approach in the weight room also changed. "It was light, but it was a lot of reps," Duffy said. "Back when I was 22, 21, I would just try to max everything out, because I thought that was how you did things. But you need to slowly, but surely, ease into it." Duffy also cut down on eating fast food, which has been a big weakness for him in the past.

The 26-year-old posted a 2.53 ERA over 149 1/3 innings last year. 


Royals avoid arbitration with Danny Duffy, settle on $2.425M salary


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) The Royals announced Friday they have come to terms with pitcher Danny Duffy, avoiding arbitration. Duffy settled for a $2.425 million salary for the 2015 season, per The Kansas City Star. It was reported Duffy filed for $3 million, while the Royals offered $1.75 million.

Duffy went 9-12 with a 2.53 ERA in 31 outings (25 starts) in 2014. He was used as a reliever in the postseason, going 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA over three appearances.


Report: Royals' Danny Duffy files for $3 million in arbitration


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has filed for $3 million in arbitration, with the team offering $1.75 million, Fangraphs reports.

Duffy is in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He went 9-12 with a 2.53 ERA and 113:53 K:BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings in 2014.


Royals pitcher Danny Duffy limited by rib issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was limited by a rib injury throughout the playoffs, according to the Kansas City Star.

Duffy suffered a stress fractuce in his ribcage late in the year, which prevented him from throwing more than two or three innings at a time. Duffy was a candidate to start the first game of the ALDS until the injury cropped up. Duffy was excellent down the stretch for Kansas City. He posted a 2.53 ERA over 149 1/3 innings. 


Report: Mechanics cost Royals P Danny Duffy playoff starts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) A mechanical breakdown that prevented Royals left-hander Danny Duffy from throwing strikes out of the windup motivated Ned Yost to keep him in the bullpen for the playoffs, according to the Kansas City Star.

Duffy struggled at times in August and September. He was particularly ineffective in his last start of the regular season, giving up four runs on five hits in just two innings against the White Sox.


Danny Duffy goes six scoreless in first game back from injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy turned in an impressive performance Monday night against the Indians in Cleveland, improving to 9-11 on the year. Making his first start back from a left shoulder injury, he allowed six hits and two walks while striking out five over six scoreless innings.

Duffy owns a 2.32 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 147 1/3 innings of work. He will make his final start of the regular season on Saturday against the White Sox.


Danny Duffy set for Monday start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/22/2014) Danny Duffy was in the Royals' starting lineup for Monday's game versus the Indians, as expected. He had his last two turns in the rotation skipped, as he recovered from inflammation in his left shoulder.

Danny Duffy throws bullpen session Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy threw a bullpen session late Friday and will be held out of action Saturday and Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Duffy hasn't pitched since Sept. 6 due to a shoulder issue, but he's listed as the team's probable starter for Monday's game in Cleveland. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback over the weekend, he should return to action Monday. Duffy owns a 2.42 ERA and 108:50 K:BB ratio in 141 1/3 innings.