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Monday, September 8, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Danny Duffy to miss start with shoulder inflammation

By on 9/08/2014 03:00:00 PM

As reported here, Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy left Saturday's game against the New York Yankees with left shoulder soreness. According to Dick Kaegel of, Duffy's shoulder is structurally sound. He will rest for a few days, miss his next start, and then be evaluated. The Royals are atop the AL Central by only two games as they begin a three-game set with their nearest rival, the Detroit Tigers, on Monday evening.

Duffy has an 8-11 record with a 2.42 ERA (ERA+ 166) in 29 games (23 starts) and 141.1 innings. The Royals have not announced who will take the lefty's start, which would have been in the series against the Boston Red Sox starting Friday. In Saturday's game he was relieved by Liam Hendriks, who gave up four runs (three earned) in four innings. 

The 25-year-old Duffy is in his fourth major league season, but he appeared in only eleven games over the 2012-2013 seasons, as he had Tommy John surgery in June of 2012. In 2011, his rookie year, he made 20 starts, going 4-8 with a 5.64 ERA (ERA+ 73) and 87 strikeouts in 105 innings. Duffy was drafted by the Royals in 2007 (3rd round) and made his debut May 18, 2011. He is pre-arb and under team control through 2017.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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