Danny Duffy scheduled for 60 pitches in Sunday's rehab start
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Royals starter Danny Duffy will throw 60 pitches Sunday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas in his first rehab start since Tommy John surgery last season, the Kansas City Star reports.
Duffy's return comes a bit earlier than expected, as the one-year anniversary of his surgery approaches June 13. The club was hoping for Duffy to go on a rehab assignment around that date, so his progress should be seen as positive. He will likely use most of the 30 days allowed for pitcher rehab assignments before he returns to the major leagues.
Danny Duffy, Felipe Paulino remain 'on protocol'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Royals trainer Nick Kenney said pitchers Danny Duffy and Felipe Paulino, who are rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, remain "on protocol," according to The Kansas City Star. Duffy threw 60-65 pitches during an extended spring game Thursday and Paulino is scheduled for two innings Friday.
"That means," Kenney said, "they’re doing what we expect them to do at this point."
Kenney's protocol calls for each pitcher to be around five to six innings on the one-year anniversary of their surgeries. Duffy's will be June 13 and Paulino's is July 3. Each pitcher is expected to be ready for a rehab assignment around those dates.
Injured Royals' pitchers continue to progress
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Royals pitchers Felipe Paulino and Danny Duffy, who are both recovering from Tommy John surgery last year, continue to progress in their rehabs. Both players are working at the team's spring complex in Arizona and both could begin a rehab assignment in the next few months.
"They're doing fine. I think both of them threw [Saturday]," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "Duffy threw 20 pitches in a game and Paulino threw like 25 pitches in BP with good results. They're fine."
Danny Duffy to 15-day DL
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Royals placed pitcher Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, reports the Kansas City Star. Duffy is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and will be out until the middle of June.
Duffy gradually progressing
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (elbow) completed a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without any noted issues, the Kansas City Star reports. Duffy is one of two Royals pitchers rehabbing from Tommy John surgery in spring training -- Felipe Paulino is the other -- and is expected to be sidelined until the middle of June, contrary to what he believes. "I'm ready to pitch," he said. "I really feel good."
Duffy takes big step forward
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) Royals starting candidate Danny Duffy took a big step towards returning from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, reports MLB.com. Duffy took the mound for the first time since having the surgery. He threw 18 pitches. "It went really well," Duffy said. "I'm really happy with where my effort was and I was surprised at how under control I was. It felt really good. It was really exciting after a whole year of not pitching." Duffy will rest three days before throwing again.
Duffy ready to take mound
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) Royals starting candidate Danny Duffy will take the mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, reports the Kansas City Star Monday. The 24-year-old Duffy is scheduled to throw up to 20 "touch-and-feel" fastballs at the Royals' first official workout for pitchers and catchers in Arizona. Everything is good, Duffy said. I've got no soreness. I feel better than I have since high school." Duffy still expects to be ready to pitch in games by July. Thats realistic, Duffy said, but Ill be back by June. Thats what I have my mind set on. I try to set my goals high, but thats when I expect to be back.
Duffy OK with bullpen role
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/22/2013) MLB.com reports Royals pitcher Danny Duffy, who is recovering from June 2012 Tommy John surgery, said he is fine with whatever role he is given upon his return later this summer. "I'll go to the bullpen, I'll do whatever they need. I've told them before -- I've expressed interest in throwing in the bullpen," he said. "I know that's a whole different animal, but I'm a goofy guy anyway, so I kind of belong out there. Whatever works -- I'm just happy that we're going to be winning." Duffy, who is throwing from 105 feet, is expected to miss at least the first two months of the season, if not longer. "I'm thinking June, they're probably thinking July, but whenever they need me, I'll be ready," Duffy said.