KC Royals News: Danny Duffy and Making History


KC Royals news as of lately consists of Danny Duffy being placed on the 15-day disabled list and the latest loss that saw Jeremy Guthrie make history, allowing 11 runs in not even two innings. 

The Kansas City Royals made some moves over Memorial Day weekend, as Danny Duffy was placed on the disabled list on Monday. Duffy had been struggling, especially in his last three starts, going 0-3 with a 13.03 ERA and only lasting 9 and 2/3 innings. Duffy was skipped on Saturday due to stiffness in his shoulder, and now will be out of the rotation for two weeks, possibly even longer.

In other news, Jeremy Guthrie made history on Monday when he allowed 11 runs in not even two innings. Guthrie gave up three home runs in the first inning, allowing eight runs, and allowed another home run in the second before Ned Yost turned to the bullpen.

Alex Rios also began his rehab assignment in Omaha on Monday. Hopefully Rios will jump right where he left off before having to go on the DL with a fractured hand after getting hit by a pitch.

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    "Everyone knew that Jason Vargas coming off the disabled list would pose a question for the Kansas City Royals. Keep Young in the rotation or let Duffy prove himself? Well Duffy going to the DL works out because now will have Young until at least early June."

    Kansas City Royals Jeremy Guthrie Makes History in 14-1 Loss [Kings of Kauffman]

    "On the positive side, we got to see history made this afternoon in the Bronx, on the negative side, it was not the kind of history that the Kansas City Royals and Jeremy Guthrie wanted to be a part of, as they fell to the New York Yankees 14-1."

    KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections — Pitchers [KC Kingdom]

    "As a reminder, all-star pitchers are not voted in by fans. Instead, they are chosen by players, coaches and managers from around the league. The Midsummer Classic managers are notorious for adding one of their pitchers to fill out the roster after the fans and players voted."

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    New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals May 25, 2015 [Sports Illustrated]

    "Guthrie entered 5-10 with a 4.92 ERA against the Yankees, mostly with Baltimore. And this time he was awful. He faced 16 batters and 13 reached with 11 scoring.Guthrie, who started Game 7 of the World Series last year, became only the eighth pitcher to give up four homers before getting four outs, according to research to 1914 by STATS.The right-hander also became the third starter to give up at least 11 runs while getting three outs or less, STATS said. Houston’s Jason Jennings got two outs when he yielded 11 runs in 2007 against the Padres and the Royals’ Luke Hudson was tagged for 11 against the Indians in 2006 while getting one out."

    Bernie: Why the KC Royals are good [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

    "As a baseball fan, I think it’s great to see the Cardinals and Royals playing at such a high level at the same time. And it’s good to see KC alive with baseball joy again after the 2014 Royals ended a hideous 28-season blight by charging into the World Series last fall. As things stand now, the Cardinals and Royals have a shot at a league pennant, a world championship."

    Royals place Danny Duffy on disabled list, plan to start Jason Vargas on Tuesday [Kansas City Star]

    "Duffy expressed disappointment that he could not pitch for his club. But he said he understood the Royals’ thought process. He does not wish to repeat last September, when his shoulder and a subsequent rib injury limited spectator status during the World Series run."

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