Danny Duffy to Start Wednesday (UPDATE #2)

April 22, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy (23) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE #2

It is official (kinda). Bob Dutton is reporting Danny Duffy will be recalled tomorrow and start for Wade Davis.

Additionally, in an interview on 810 WHB general manager Dayton Moore confirmed Duffy will start tomorrow. He said there is a way for Duffy to pitch himself into the rotation but expects to send him back to AAA after his start on Wednesday because of the Royals current roster situation. But the tone of Moore’s interview is Duffy should be back fairly soon after he is sent back to Omaha.

UPDATE #1

Take this how you will.

Royals taking early pitching fielding practice at The K right now. @DannyDuffy805 is here in uniform participating in practice.

— Nate Bukaty (@nate_bukaty) August 6, 2013

 

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According to a tweet from Kansas City Star Royals beat writer Bob Dutton, Danny Duffy will be recalled this week to start in place of Wade Davis on Wednesday night. He does not he has not had this confirmed by the club.

 

Duffy has been out since June of 2012 after needing Tommy John surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left elbow. After completing his rehab assignment in the minor leagues, the Royals chose to demote him to AAA rather than promote him to the big leagues. Part of this was to control his innings and potential delay a possible “Super Two” status, but also to add more seasoning to a pitcher who has recorded under 300 innings above A-ball.

In his 14 games in the minors this season, including his rehab appearances, Duffy is 3-2 with a 4.14 ERA, 49 strikeouts, 27 walks, and 59 hits allowed over 63 innings pitched.

Since June 25, Duffy has allowed just six runs in six starts that cover 32 innings pitched. In his last start against Tacoma, Duffy struck out nine over five innings while allowing just one run on five hits and three walks. Duffy could certainly use more polish so he can last longer in games, but his talent and upside are very high.

Wade Davis is currently not with the team due to the death of his stepbrother, who collapsed and died during a softball game last weekend. Duffy would end up making his start for him on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins.

 

 

Topics: Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals

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