(5/26/2009) Brewers OF Chris Duffy has accepted his Triple-A assignment.
Duffy, Iribarren demoted to Triple-A
(5/22/2009) The Brewers demoted outfielder Chris Duffy and infielder Hernan Iribarren in order to add a pitcher to the roster for interleague play and make room for new outfielder Jody Gerut.
Duffy outrighted to Triple-A
(5/22/2009) The Brewers have outrighted OF Chris Duffy to Triple-A.
Duffy gets nod from Brewers
(4/5/2009) The Brewers purchased the contract of OF Chris Duffy from the minors on Saturday.
Brewers have 3 for 2 outfield spots
(3/25/2009) Veteran outfielder Trot Nixon was released by the Brewers, leaving three players competing for two outfield spots on the opening-day roster. Tony Gwynn Jr., Chris Duffy and Brad Nelson are the finalists for the two backup slots.
Duffy no longer nauseous, plays Sunday
(3/22/2009) Milwaukee CF Chris Duffy was able to return to action on Sunday against the Giants after leaving Thursday's game due to nausea. He went 1-for-3 from the plate in the game with a single.
Duffy too sick to finish Thursday
(3/19/2009) Brewers OF Chris Duffy, competing for a reserve spot, left after two innings with nausea and an upset stomach Thursday against the Indians. He's batting .348 (16-for-46) this spring.
Duffy making case for roster spot
(3/12/2009) Brewers OF Chris Duffy went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored Thursday against the Padres. He's batting .344 (11-for-32) with a .656 slugging percentage on the exhibition season, but he has yet to steal a base.
Nixon, Duffy getting long looks
(3/3/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: Non-roster outfielders Trot Nixon and Chris Duffy are getting ample playing time. The Brewers had few healthy outfielders and Ryan J. Braun left for the WBC. Only four outfielders are on the 40-man roster, and one of them, Tony Gwynn Jr., has been unable to play. "It's an opportunity for Nixon and Duffy to get out there," manager Ken Macha said. "They're going to have a chance to make the club. We'll be testing our versatility out there." Dale Sveum managed Duffy in Pittsburgh's farm system in 2003. "I remember he's as good a center fielder as I had ever seen on a daily basis, either playing or coaching," Sveum said. "He was very fundamentally sound. We used to make jokes about when he was going to miss his first cutoff man. He's a great baserunner and base stealer, a hard-nosed guy who played every day. When his shoulder is healthy, he's a guy who can do some things to help you out."
Brewers give Duffy spring invite
(12/18/2008) Milwaukee agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Chris Duffy.
Duffy clears waivers, optioned
(8/9/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Franquelis Osoria and Chris Duffy both cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and were outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis.
(7/3/2008) The Pirates reinstated OF Chris Duffy from the 60-day disabled list Thursday and optioned him back to Double-A Altoona.
Pirates move Duffy to 60-day DL
(6/23/2008) The Pirates moved Chris Duffy (shoulder) to the 60-day DL on Sunday.
Duffy continues Double-A rehab
(6/18/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Chris Duffy went 1-for-3 for Double-A Altoona on his injury-rehabilitation assignment. Duffy, who has not played in a major league game since last June 28 while recovering from left shoulder surgery, is 1-for-6 in two games with Altoona.
Duffy begins Double-A rehab stint
(6/16/2008) According to the Sports Xchange notes: OF Chris Duffy began a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Altoona on Sunday, going 0-for-3 as the leadoff hitter. He had arthroscopic left shoulder surgery performed last Aug. 31 and has not played in a major league game since last June 28.
C. Duffy still can't play in field
(5/12/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Pirates CF Chris Duffy is getting at-bats as a DH in extended spring training but his surgically repaired left shoulder is still not healed to the point where he can play in the field. Duffy, also on the 15-day disabled list, had surgery last August.
Duffy gets cortisone shot in shoulder
(4/16/2008) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pirates OF Chris Duffy (surgically repaired left shoulder) was given a cortisone shot recently to alleviate pain. He will not be allowed to throw until this weekend. "We will have a better feel for his return-to-play plan once he begins to throw again next week," GM Neal Huntington said.
Yocum checking out Chris Duffy
(4/14/2008) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Chris Duffy will be re-examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles. "It's taken longer than we anticipated to get Chris' shoulder back (healthy)," GM Neal Huntington said. "We want to make sure everything is fine structurally." Duffy has been in extended spring training in Brandenton, Fla.
Pirates might shop OF Duffy
(4/2/2008) According to the Sports Xchange notes: CF Chris Duffy stayed behind in Bradenton, Fla., last Saturday when the Pirates ended spring training, as he is still rehabilitating from shoulder surgery performed last August. Atlanta remains interested in trading for Duffy, though, and the Pirates likely would be willing to deal him, as he has fallen behind OFs Nate McLouth and Nyjer Morgan on the center field depth chart.
Pirates start OF Duffy on 15-day DL
(3/28/2008) The Pirates placed outfielder Chris Duffy (shoulder) on the 15-day DL.
(3/25/2008) Two players, center fielder Chris Duffy and reliever Juan Perez, are injured and have no chance of making the opening-day roster, meaning the Pirates must make six more cuts. They are expected by Friday, a day before the final exhibition game.
Duffy an option for Triple-A
(3/20/2008) MLB.com reports if Pirates CF Chris Duffy (shoulder) is healthy enough to avoid extended spring training, he could end up starting in centerfield for Triple-A Indianapolis to open the season.
Duffy likely won't play in spring
(3/14/2008) Pirates OF Chris Duffy likely won't get a chance to play this spring because of continued soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder, according to MLB.com. In fact, he's had to decrease the distance of his long tossing. "Honestly, I don't think in two weeks I've progressed at all," said Duffy, who had surgery on his labrum on Aug. 31. "I don't know why. You'd think that doing all the work that they have you do that it would pay dividends. I'm just running in place. I'm really having trouble."
Duffy still rehabbing shoulder
(3/3/2008) Pirates OF Chris Duffy continues to progress after shoulder surgery, according to MLB.com. He is now throwing from 105 feet, though only at 50 percent effort. "Sometimes my arm will just be tight," said Duffy, who is now just over six months removed from shoulder surgery. "A lot of times, I was throwing one day and (taking) the next day off. Now, I'm throwing three days straight. My arm is just adjusting. It's just a little tightness." Duffy has no limits hitting-wise as of now.
Duffy won't be ready for season
(1/9/2008)Chris Duffy, the Pirates' opening-day center fielder last season, is still healing from shoulder surgery and might miss part of spring training. With Nyjer Morgan and Nate McLouth expected to compete for the starting job during camp, Duffy was projected to start the season at Triple-A Indianapolis even if he wasn't recuperating. Duffy didn't play after June 27 because of a badly sprained left ankle. He had nearly recovered from that problem in late August when pain in his left shoulder prompted surgery to repair damage in his labrum and rotator cuff. Before getting hurt, Duffy hit .249 with three homers and 22 RBI in 70 games.
Pirates bring Duffy off 60-day DL
(11/13/2007) The Pirates removed C/1B/OF Ryan Doumit (high ankle sprain) and OF Chris Duffy (sprained left ankle, shoulder surgery) from the 60-day DL.
Pirates move Duffy to 60-day DL
(9/5/2007) Chris Duffy (ankle, shoulder surgery) was moved to the 60-day DL on Saturday.
Duffy has successful surgery
(8/31/2007) Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Chris Duffy underwent shoulder surgery Friday and should be ready for the 2008 season, general manager Dave Littlefield said. Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Los Angeles Angels' team physician, repaired the labrum and trimmed the rotator cuff in Duffy's left shoulder. Littlefield said there were no surprises during the surgery done in Los Angeles.
Duffy needs season-ending surgery
(8/30/2007) Chris Duffy (shoulder) will have season-ending surgery on a torn rotator cuff, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Duffy needs to see specialist
(8/29/2007) CF Chris Duffy (left shoulder), out since late June, will see a specialist Wednesday, as will LHP Sean Burnett (elbow). Duffy was initially sidelined with a sprained ankle, but had to shut down a rehabilitation stay at Bradenton, Fla., when the shoulder problem developed.
No news on Duffy's shoulder
(8/23/2007) There were no results available of the MRI exam done on the shoulder OF Chris Duffy.
Duffy has shoulder issue now
(8/22/2007) OF Chris Duffy (sprained left ankle) is experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder. "We'll have an MRI on the shoulder tomorrow," manager Jim Tracy said. "He only has discomfort throwing."
Duffy starts rehab stint
(8/19/2007) CF Chris Duffy went 1-for-3 with a double Saturday for the Pirates' Gulf Coast League team. Duffy has been out since late June with an ankle injury, but could be ready soon to rejoin the Pirates.
Duffy starts rehab assignment
(8/18/2007) OF Chris Duffy, on the disabled list since June 29 because of a sprained left knee, made his rehabilitation debut for the team's Bradenton affiliate in the Florida Gulf Coast League.
Duffy ready for game action
(8/16/2007) Pirates CF Chris Duffy, out since late June with a badly sprained ankle, might be ready to play Friday for Bradenton of the Gulf Coast League. He has been rehabilitating at the Pirates' spring complex there. SP Zach Duke (left elbow tendinitis), shifted from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, might be ready to pitch for Bradenton by the middle of next week (Aug. 20-26).
Duffy resumes baseball activities
(8/6/2007) OF Chris Duffy, on the DL since June 29 with a sprained left ankle, has resumed baseball activities. GM Dave Littlefield said there is no time table for his return.
Duffy running, but ankle still sore
(7/25/2007) Chris Duffy, who is rehabilitating a sprained left ankle, has started to run, but is still not feeling the proper strength or stability in the ankle, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Duffy not ready to hit
(7/21/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy (sprained left ankle) no longer needs a protective boot and is walking on a treadmill, but isn't ready to hit in a cage.
C. Duffy gets boot removed
(7/17/2007) OF Chris Duffy, who is rehabilitating at the team's complex in Bradenton, Fla., had a protective boot removed from his left foot Monday.
Duffy forced to go on DL
(6/30/2007) The Pittsburgh Pirates put center fielder Chris Duffy on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a sprained left ankle and purchased the contract of utilityman Matt Kata from Triple-A Indianapolis. To create a 40-man roster spot for the 29-year-old Kata, the Pirates designated Indianapolis RP Marty McLeary for assignment.
Duffy sits with bad ankle
(6/30/2007) CF Chris Duffy was held out against Washington Friday because of a sprained left ankle, but tests did not reveal any other problems.
Duffy back in starting lineup
(6/24/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy (hamstring) returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Angels after missing sixth games. He went 0-for-3 with one walk.
Duffy doesn't return Friday
(6/23/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy (hamstring) sat out his sixth straight game during Friday's series opener against the Angels.
Duffy misses fifth straight game
(6/21/2007) Pirates CF Chris Duffy remained out for a fifth consecutive game Thursday because his sore hamstring continued to limit him to only pinch-hitting availability. Manager Jim Tracy said Duffy is perhaps another day or two from returning to the lineup.
Duffy misses fourth straight
(6/21/2007) CF Chris Duffy was out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive day on Wednesday at Seattle and was available only for pinch-hitting duty on Wednesday, after he tested his sore hamstring by running before the game. "He's at about 85 percent," manager Jim Tracy said. "We're obviously not going to push it." Nate McLouth made his sixth start of the season in center field and went 0-for-4.
(6/20/2007) CF Chris Duffy missed a third consecutive game Tuesday to rest a sore hamstring.
Duffy targets Tuesday return
(6/17/2007) It is the Pirates' hope that 2B Freddy Sanchez and OF Chris Duffy will be able to return to the lineup Tuesday in Seattle. Sanchez has missed the past three starts with flu-like symptoms and Duffy has missed the past two after leaving Friday night's game with a right hamstring injury. Duffy pinch hit Sunday afternoon and Sanchez was available in an emergency.
Duffy pinch hits Sunday
(6/17/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy (hamstring) did not start Sunday's game against the White Sox, but came on as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. He grounded out in his lone at-bat.
Duffy available to pinch-hit
(6/16/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy did not start Saturday against the White Sox due to a right hamstring sprain he sustained during the game Friday. He left that game early, but bench coach Jim Lett said Duffy would be available to pinch hit if necessary Saturday.
Duffy strains hamstring Friday
(6/15/2007) Pittsburgh OF Chris Duffy left Friday's game against the White Sox after five innings due to a right hamstring sprain. He was replaced in center field by Nate McLouth.
Duffy swipes 13th stolen base
(6/14/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy went 2-for-4 with two singles during Thursday's game against the Rangers. He also swiped his 13th stolen base of the season. Duffy has hit safely in five of his last six games. He is 7-for-22 (.318) with one homer, five RBI and three stolen bases during that stretch.
Duffy hits inside-the-parker
(6/9/2007) Chris Duffy started Friday at the Yankees after sitting out the previous three games while rookie OF Rajai Davis played against left-handed starting pitchers, and Duffy hit the Pirates' first inside-the-park home run since Jack Wilson in 2004.
Duffy takes seat Wednesday
(6/7/2007) Pirates OF Rajai Davis started for the second consecutive game Wednesday against the Nationals in place of OF Chris Duffy, who has gone 14-for-48 (.292) in his last 12 games. Despite swiping 10 bases in 12 attempts this season, Duffy hasn't had as many stolen base opportunities because of his .240 average, manager Jim Tracy said. "You've got to get to first base to run," Tracy said.
Rajai Davis starts, Duffy sits
(6/6/2007) CF Rajai Davis batted leadoff Tuesday at Washington in his first game following his recall from Triple-A Indianapolis late Monday. Chris Duffy did not start, but came on as a defensive replacement late and struck out in his only at-bat. 3B Jose Bautista, who had been batting .316 in the leadoff spot, dropped to second.
Chris Duffy sits, McLouth starts Sun.
(6/4/2007) Chris Duffy sits, McLouth starts Sun. CF Chris Duffy got a day off against the Dodgers Sunday and OF Nate McLouth started in his place, only the fifth time he was in the lineup this season.
Duffy starts to hit
(5/27/2007) Rest seems to have done Pirates OF Chris Duffy some good. After sitting out three straight games, he returned to the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals. He has hit safely in four of five games since returning to the everyday lineup, including 3-for-5 output Sunday against the Reds. He had two runs, two doubles and one RBI in the game. Duffy is 8-for-20 (.400) with two RBI since Wednesday.
Duffy hits second again
(5/25/2007) CF Chris Duffy batted second for a second straight game Thursday and went 1-for-3 with a double and a hit by pitch after going 2-for-4 on Wednesday night.
Duffy does well hitting second
(5/24/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy, who returned to the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals after sitting the three previous games, batted second for the first time this season and the second time of his career in an effort to snap a 2-for-21 slump. He was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a steal. He tripled in the eighth inning.
Nady in CF; Doumit in RF; Duffy sits
(5/23/2007) CF Chris Duffy, whose batting average is down to .220, was held out of the lineup for a third consecutive game Tuesday night. RF Xavier Nady moved to center and C/1B/OF Ryan Doumit started in right. Duffy, the Pirates' usual leadoff hitter, is hitless in his past 13 at bats, and his on-base percentage has dipped to .283.
Duffy sits again Sunday
(5/21/2007) CF Chris Duffy was out of the lineup against Arizona for a second straight game Sunday as he is hitless in his last 13 at bats and in a 2-for-21 slump.
Duffy solid on the basepaths
(5/18/2007) Dating back to last August and heading into Thursday's game, Pirates OF Chris Duffy was successful in 31 of his past 34 stolen-base attempts. His rate of 91.2 percent is second in the majors to Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins in that span.
Duffy benched Thursday
(5/11/2007) Manager Jim Tracy made major changes to the Pirates' batting order Thursday, and they worked in a 6-4 victory over the host Cubs. Center fielder/leadoff hitter Chris Duffy was benched Thursday, and slumping third baseman Freddy Sanchez, last year's National League batting champion, was moved from No. 3 to No. 1 in the batting order. Third baseman Jose Bautista, who has been batting in the lower third of the order most of the season, was elevated to second, and shortstop Jack Wilson, the No. 2 hitter, was dropped to eighth. Xavier Nady shifted from right field to center field, and hot-hitting catcher/first baseman/outfielder Ryan Doumit played right field and hit cleanup for a second straight game.
Duffy homers, breaks his skid
(5/6/2007) Chris Duffy snapped an 0-for-17 slump in Sunday's game at Milwaukee with his second homer of the season. He finished 1-for-5 with the home run (2) and two RBI (8). "Duff hit the home run, and it got our batteries going a little bit," manager Jim Tracy said.
Duffy getting on base
(4/28/2007) Pirates CF Chris Duffy has reached base in 18 of his 19 games this season and in 44 of his last 49 games dating back to last Aug. 28. The leadoff hitter has a .287 batting average and a .374 on base percentage this season.
Duffy caps off series in style
(4/23/2007) Chris Duffy had three hits, stole two bases and scored three runs, as Pittsburgh avoided a three-game sweep on Sunday at L.A. Dodgers. "I probably lost a good year off my life in this series," Duffy said.
Duffy finally steals second base
(4/17/2007) The Pirates got two stolen bases, by Chris Duffy in the fourth and Xavier Nady in the fifth, after totaling one in their first 11 games.
Duffy blasts three-run homer
(4/13/2007) Pirates CF Chris Duffy salvaged a poor day at the plate with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning during Friday's 8-5 loss to the Giants. He finished the day 1-for-5 with three RBI. He also had three strikeouts in the game. The homer was his first of the season and it also accounted for his first three RBI this season.
Duffy has six-game hit streak
(4/10/2007) CF Chris Duffy doubled in the third inning for the Pirates' only extra-base hit and has a hit in each of his six games this season. Duffy, the leadoff hitter, has a .269 batting average but only a .321 on-base percentage. He has drawn just two walks in 28 plate appearances.
OF Duffy off to decent start
(4/8/2007) Chris Duffy has hit safely in each of the first five games.
Duffy hits leadoff Monday
(4/2/2007) Pirates OF Chris Duffy went 1-for-4 with a walk, while batting leadoff during Monday's 4-2 win over the Astros.
(3/26/2007) Chris Duffy (neck) was back in the lineup for Monday's spring game against the Blue Jays. He was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
Duffy can't afford slow start
(3/25/2007) Pirates CF Chris Duffy can't afford a slow start in the leadoff spot because OF Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates' best prospect since Barry Bonds, will be waiting in the minor leagues. Duffy started last season as the leadoff hitter but was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis on May 14 after hitting just .194 in 98 at-bats with a .255 on-base percentage. He returned Aug. 1 and hit .282 in 216 at-bats with a .345 OBP the rest of the way. Duffy also had a strong finish in 2005 after being called up from the minors but must prove he can start quickly.
Duffy dealing with stiff neck
(3/23/2007) Pirates CF Chris Duffy was scratched from the lineup Friday against the Yankees with a stiff neck. Duffy is struggling to hit this spring with a .189 batting average.
Slow start not bugging OF Duffy
(3/12/2007) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Pirates OF Chris Duffy is shrugging off a slow start to his spring. Through Sunday, he's hitting .176. "Duff knows exactly what he has to do in order to be effective for us at the top of the lineup," manager Jim Tracy said. "When he's hitting the ball on the line, that's when he's a very effective player. When's he in the air, he's out. He's got three weeks to go until Opening Day. He'll get it on track."
Duffy opens spring with two hits
(3/3/2007) Pirates CF Chris Duffy opened his 2007 spring campaign by going 2-for-3 on Friday against the Braves. He did have one strikeout and left one runner on base. He two hits were both singles.
Duffy has 10-game streak
(9/16/2006) Pittsburgh OF Chris Duffy has a career-high 10-game hitting streak and stole his 20th base on Saturday against the Mets.
Duffy hits again
(9/9/2006) Pirates OF Chris Duffy had two hits, including a triple, and RBI in Pittsburgh's 7-4 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Duffy breaks into homer column
(9/7/2006) Chris Duffy hit his first two home runs of the season, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Thursday. Duffy led off the ninth with a shot to center off Scott Eyre (0-2) for his second homer of the day. For the day, the center fielder went 4-for-4 with three RBI and two stolen bases and three runs scored.
Chris Duffy making case
(9/2/2006) CF Chris Duffy was 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts in August after being recalled on Aug. 1 from Indianapolis. "He's making a strong statement that he wants to be the guy," Tracy said. "That's what I want to see."
Duffy has solid game on Monday
(8/29/2006) Chris Duffy had three hits, three runs, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's game against the Cubs.
OF Duffy surging for Pirates
(8/13/2006) Chris Duffy, a .341 hitter as a rookie last season, has seven hits in three games after going 3-for-32 following his Aug. 1 call-up. He had three RBI on Sunday.
Pirates' Duffy back in lineup
(8/11/2006) CF Chris Duffy was out of the lineup Thursday, he returned against St. Louis on Friday. Duffy went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's loss and is 3-for-37 since he was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Aug. 1.
Chris Duffy moves to eighth spot
(8/10/2006) Manager Jim Tracy dropped slumping Chris Duffy to No. 8 in the batting order and moved Nate McLouth into the leadoff spot. Duffy has gone 3-for-29 since he was recalled from Indianapolis on Aug. 1. "We'll continue to try to get his bat going," Tracy said, "trying to take a little bit of the onus off him hitting up there at the top spot."
Duffy not doing much at plate
(8/6/2006) Chris Duffy has made a major impact since being recalled on Aug. 1. Although he only has 3 hits in 23 at-bats since the call-up, he has made up for it with some impressive defense in center field. "He makes your whole outfield better," Tracy said. "He makes the outfield smaller because of the ground that he covers. He makes your corner outfielders that much better because of the distance that he can cover."
Chris Duffy steals two vs. ATL
(8/3/2006) Chris Duffy singled and stole second and third ahead against the Braves Thursday.
Duffy gets second (full) chance
(8/2/2006) Manager Jim Tracy said OF Chris Duffy will get the bulk of the work in center field. Duffy, recalled Monday after the Pirates made four trades, was the team's opening day center fielder but was optioned to Triple-A May 14 after hitting .194 in 31 games. He then contemplated quitting organized baseball for a month before reporting to Indianapolis, where he hit safely in 23 of 26 games. "He starts over," Tracy said. "Nothing much has changed (since opening day). Just go out there and play."
Duffy called back up by Bucs
(8/1/2006) Because of the four trades Monday, the Pirates recalled outfielder Chris Duffy and reliever Josh Sharpless from Triple-A Indianapolis to fill out their 25-man roster. Duffy began the season as the Pirates' starting center fielder, but initially refused a minor league demotion in mid-May before finally accepting it a month later.
Chris Duffy has 10 SBs in minors
(7/22/2006) Duffy is batting only .286 with one homer, 12 RBI, 10 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 17 games at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Chris Duffy back on the field
(7/3/2006) Chris Duffy, the opening day center fielder, started Sunday night for Indianapolis - his first game action since May 14 for Pittsburgh. After being optioned to the minors, he refused to report and spent a month out of action before finally reporting to the extended spring camp in Bradenton, Fla.
Bucs give away Duffy bobbleheads
(7/2/2006) Like all major league teams, the Pirates plan their promotional giveaways months in advance. Saturday night's item was a triple bobblehead doll featuring three rookies from last season: CF Chris Duffy, C Ryan Doumit and LHP Zach Duke. Duffy quit the team for a month and remains in the extended spring training camp, waiting assignment to the minors. Doumit has been hurt most of the season. Duke is 5-7 with a 4.92 ERA after going 8-2 with a 1.81 ERA last season.
Duffy looking strong in minors
(6/23/2006) According to MLB.com, Chris Duffy is making significant progress in extended spring training. He failed to report for almost a full month after being sent down, but he has looked strong in several baseball-related activities according to the team.
Duffy ready for Triple-A soon
(2:36 pm ET) GM Dave Littlefield said OF Chris Duffy likely won't need much time at the extended spring training camp in Bradenton, Fla. Duffy refused to report to Triple-A after being demoted a month ago but decided last week to resume playing. Littlefield said, "He hasn't been out that long and he's been working out, so he's not too far away."
Duffy finally back to work
(6/14/2006) Chris Duffy worked out at extended spring training in Bradenton, Fla., as he returned to the organization Tuesday. He was out nearly a month after being placed on the restricted list when he failed to report to Triple-A Indianapolis after being optioned there May 14. GM Dave Littlefield has no timetable for when Duffy would be ready to join Indianapolis, but most likely he will report there next week.
Pirates' Duffy ends his walkout
(6/14/2006) OF Chris Duffy ended a month-long walkout and reported to the extended spring training camp in Bradenton, Fla., on Tuesday. He is expected to be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis once he returns to playing shape.
Chris Duffy still not reporting
(5/22/2006) Pirates CF Chris Duffy remains on the restricted list as he still has not reported to Triple-A Indianapolis since being optioned there May 14. GM Dave Littlefield said Sunday that he is hopeful Duffy will report soon.
(5/19/2006) Manager Jim Tracy had nothing new to report Friday on the status of OF Chris Duffy, who was placed on the restricted list Thursday after failing to report to Triple-A Indianapolis. "He's still not there," Tracy said of Duffy, who hit .194 with four RBI in 31 games for the Pirates.
Duffy placed on restricted list
(5/18/2006) Outfielder Chris Duffy, unhappy the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to alter his hitting approach after a successful rookie season, was placed on the minor league restricted list Thursday after failing to report to Triple-A Indianapolis. Duffy becomes the second Pirates outfielder to go on the restricted list this season.
Pirates option Duffy to minors
(5/14/2006) Chris Duffy, the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting center fielder when the season started, was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis following an 8-2 loss to Florida on Sunday. Duffy went 0-for-4 in the loss, only the second time he has played since May 6. He is batting .194 and has lost his starting job, for now, to Nate McLouth.
Duffy losing out to McLouth
(5/14/2006) Chris Duffy, expected to be the Pirates' starting center fielder, has been supplanted by Nate McLouth, who made his seventh consecutive start Saturday night. Duffy, hitting .204, has been bothered in recent days by a blister on his hand, but manager Jim Tracy said the injury is insignificant.
Duffy snaps 0-for-11 skid
(4/27/2006) CF Chris Duffy broke an 0-for-11 skid Wednesday when he led off the game with a single, but his season batting average is still just .176 after he finished 1-for-3. Though Duffy has struggled as the leadoff hitter, manager Jim Tracy said he is not yet ready to drop him lower in the batting order.
Time off doesn't help Duffy
(4/26/2006) CF Chris Duffy returned to the lineup Tuesday night after being given two days off in an attempt to clear his head. However, Duffy went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and is now hitless in his last 11 at-bats. His batting average has fallen to .169.
Chris Duffy batting .184
(4/18/2006) Although the Pirates claim they'll let him work through his struggles at the major-league level, Chris Duffy owners need to be concerned about his .184 average through his first 49 at-bats.
Duffy snaps hitless string
(4/9/2006) CF Chris Duffy ended an 0-for-15 slump with a seventh-inning double Saturday.
Duffy 0-fer in last 12 AB
(4/7/2006) CF Chris Duffy had a bad spring training, hitting only .230 in 61 at-bats during exhibition play, and that has carried over to the early part of the regular season. Duffy went 0-for-4 Thursday and is hitless in his last 12 at-bats since singling in his first plate appearance of the season Monday at Milwaukee.
Duffy working on hitting
(4/5/2006) MLB.com reports that Pirates OF Chris Duffy is coming in to work early and trying hard to get his groove back at the plate. "Last year, I was working the count and doing what I needed to do," said Duffy. "This year, I'm a little antsy, a little jumpy, and not letting the ball to come to me. I think it will take some time, but I'm pretty confident it will come around."
Duffy goes 1-for-4 in debut
(4/4/2006) CF Chris Duffy went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts as the leadoff hitter in Monday's opener. The Pirates are hopeful Duffy, who hit .341 in 39 games as a rookie last season, can stop the revolving door at leadoff. Duffy became the Pirates' fifth leadoff hitter in as many openers, following Adrian Brown, Kenny Lofton, Tike Redman and Matt Lawton.
Duffy Ks three times vs. TOR
(3/20/2006) CF Chris Duffy went 1-for-4 with a double and three strikeouts Sunday against Toronto in his first action since being hit in the head by a pitch from Boston RHP Curt Schilling on March 11 and suffering a slight concussion. Duffy played six innings and said his only problem was recognizing breaking pitches after sitting out eight days.
Duffy returns after Schilling beaning
(3/20/2006) The Pirates welcomed back center fielder Chris Duffy, who sat out eight days with a concussion after being hit in the head by a Curt Schilling pitch March 11. Duffy doubled to start the Pirates' first and scored on Jose Hernandez's sacrifice fly, but struck out his next three at-bats.
OF Duffy close to returning
(3/17/2006) CF Chris Duffy, hit in the head by a pitch from Boston RHP Curt Schilling on Saturday, will undergo a concussion test Friday. If he passes, he should be able to return to game action by early next week.
Chris Duffy to hit off tee
(3/16/2006) CF Chris Duffy will take swings off a batting tee Thursday, his first baseball activity since being hit in the head by a pitch Saturday from Boston RHP Curt Schilling. The Pirates aren't sure yet when Duffy will be able to play in games again.
Duffy out until Wednesday
(3/14/2006) CF Chris Duffy will likely be out until at least Wednesday after suffering a mild concussion when he was hit in the head by a pitch from Boston RHP Curt Schilling on Saturday. Duffy said he felt fine Sunday but took exception to Schilling's comment that he could have gotten out of the way of the pitch.
Duffy hit in head by Schilling
(3/11/2006) Curt Schilling pitched three perfect innings Saturday before beaning Chris Duffy in the head to start the fourth in a 10-7 loss Saturday to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Duffy left the game and was taken to a hospital, where tests showed he had a mild concussion. "The bottom line is that ball should not have hit him," Schilling said. "You've got to be able to get out of the way of that pitch."
Duffy finally playing the field
(3/7/2006) Pittsburgh's Chris Duffy, restricted to being a designated hitter in the first four games due to a tight shoulder, made his first start in center field and went 0-for-2, was hit by a pitch and stole a base.
Duffy moving out of DH role
(3/6/2006) OF Chris Duffy will get his first start of the spring in center field when the Pirates play Minnesota in Bradenton, Fla. Duffy has been limited to designated hitter duty because of a sore left (throwing) shoulder.
Duffy plays DH, gets RBI
(3/3/2006) In spring training action against the Nationals, OF Chris Duffy led off as a DH and went 1-for-4 with an RBI single. He did strike out twice and left two runners on. The Bucs did plan on him DHing for a while to start the spring to rest his shoulder.
Duffy to DH for a while
(3/2/2006) MLB.com reports Pirates OF Chris Duffy, expected to start this year, will start the spring as a DH thanks to a lingering shoulder injury. "He has been doing extremely well with this [rehab] program with his shoulder, and is throwing," said manager Jim Tracy. "We're going to continue to allow our medical people to finish the job with that. But in the meantime he's completely available to hit. We're going to DH him when we have a chance to do so to get him some at-bats."
Duffy dragged in Round 14
(2/13/2006) In CBS SportsLine.com's NL-only experts 5x5 Rotisserie draft, Pirates OF Chris Duffy was selected with the second-to-last pick in the 14th round (167th overall).
Chris Duffy gets A-OK from docs
(1/12/2006) The Pirates got an upbeat medical report from outfielder Chris Duffy Wednesday, who has had no complications since tearing his left hamstring in September.
Pirates bring Duffy off DL
(11/21/2005) Pitchers Sean Burnett and John Van Benschoten, who each missed last season because of surgery, were reinstated from the 60-day disabled list along with second baseman Jose Castillo and outfielder Chris Duffy.
Pittsburgh transfer Duffy
(9/16/2005) To make room for call-ups on their 40-man roster, the Pirates released pitcher Cory Stewart, designated outfielder Ray Sadler for assignment and moved outfielder Chris Duffy from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Friday.
(9/7/2005) Chris Duffy will not be ready to return when eligible this weekend, but he is still expected back before the end of the season.
Pirates' Duffy requires DL stint
(8/28/2005) Rookie outfielder Chris Duffy was placed on the 15-day DL with a slight tear in his left hamstring. Duffy hit .341 with a home run, nine RBI and two stolen bases in 39 games. He is eligible to return Sept. 9.
Duffy nursing sore hamstring
(8/28/2005) Chris Duffy missed his third consecutive game Sunday with tightness in his right hamstring.
Duffy returns to the lineup
(8/14/2005) Chris Duffy (hamstring) was back atop the starting lineup for Sunday's game at Houston. He was 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Chris Duffy can't play Saturday
(8/14/2005) Duffy (hamstring) was unable to play against the Reds Saturday.
Duffy can't play Friday
(8/13/2005) Chris Duffy (hamstring) was out of the lineup at Houston Friday.
Duffy's hamstring still sore
(8/11/2005) Chris Duffy (hamstring) was unable to play in his fourth straight game at Colorado.
Duffy out of the lineup
(8/10/2005) Chris Duffy (hamstring) missed his third straight game on Wednesday at Colorado.
Chris Duffy remains sidelined
(8/10/2005) Duffy (hamstring) was sidelined again on Tuesday at Colorado.
Duffy out with tight hamstring
(8/7/2005) General manager Dave Littlefield said Chris Duffy did not start Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to some tightness in his hamstring.
Duffy finds seats for first time
(8/1/2005) Chris Duffy was 2-for-5 with a solo shot off of Atlanta's Tim Hudson in Monday's game.
Duffy has four hits on Tuesday
(7/27/2005) Chris Duffy was 4-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases in Tuesday's game at Florida.
Duffy part of Pirates' future
(7/25/2005) CF Chris Duffy has been excellent defensively and is hitting .268 in 16 games as part of a Pirates youth movement with Zach Duke, Brad Eldred, Ryan Doumit and Ian Snell. "They're showing signs of being around for a while. ... Sometimes you see a team go young, then in two years those guys have to be replaced," Littlefield said. "I think these guys are legitimate."
Pirates' Duffy takes over in CF
(7/21/2005) Rookie Chris Duffy started all four games of the Astros' series, going 7-for-19 with three runs scored. The Pirates have long sought a strong defensive CF who can lead off and get on base regularly, and they're about to find out if Duffy is the answer. "The scouts tell us he's ready to play center field at this level defensively, and his hitting continues to improve," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He will likely get the bulk of the playing time in center field."
Duffy back up with the Bucs
(7/17/2005) The Pirates recalled Chris Duffy from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
Duffy optioned to Indianapolis
(4/21/2005) The Pirates optioned Mark Duffy to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.
Pirates recall OF Duffy
(4/7/2005) The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled outfielder Chris Duffy from Triple-A Indianapolis after placing starting second baseman Jose Castillo on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained oblique in his left side. Duffy, who was to have played in Indianapolis' season opener Thursday, was expected to join the Pirates in San Diego for Thursday night's game.
Pirates give Duffy one-year deal
(2/11/2005) The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with OF Chris Duffy on a one-year contract.