Duffey allowed one run on two hits in a no-decision against the Yankees on Tuesday, striking out one and walking zero in two innings. As anticipated, Duffey went just a couple innings (throwing 29 pitches) in his start and handed off the ball to long reliever Kohl Stewart. This was Duffey's first start of the year and his 15th appearance overall, and he now carries a 8.57 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with a 16:2 K:BB in 21 innings this season. It's likely the 27-year-old will be returning to the bullpen.
Duffey will serve as the opener Tuesday against the Yankees, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Duffey figures to throw the customary 1-to-2 innings and then make way for a long reliever. Through 14 relief appearances for the Twins this season, he's accrued a 9.00 ERA with 15 strikeouts over 19 frames.
Duffey has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday. Duffey has been excellent at Triple-A with a 2.90 ERA and 9.6 K/9, but has given up 12 earned runs in 17 innings in the majors. He'll work in middle to long relief in September.
Duffey was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Duffey was sent back to the minors following Sunday's game to clear a roster spot for Stephen Gonsalves, who is set to be summoned from Triple-A to start Monday. The 27-year-old Duffey owns a 6.35 ERA across 17 big-league innings this season.
Duffey was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports. As expected, Duffey will join the big-league bullpen following the trade of Fernando Rodney to the Athletics on Thursday. Across seven appearances with Minnesota this year, Duffey has posted a 6.35 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Look for him to be deployed in low-leverage spots while he's with the team.