Police say Royals left-hander Danny Duffy has been cited for driving under the influence in Overland Park. Kan., just outside Kansas City. According to the Kansas City Star, the incident took place on Sunday night. The Royals are presently at home for a series against the Rays.
On Tuesday, Royals GM Dayton Moore released the following statement:
"We are obviously disappointed in the news we have received regarding Danny Duffy's DUI arrest on Sunday night. Danny was not part of the team traveling back from Cleveland on Sunday because he had returned to Kansas City a day earlier to undergo an MRI examination. We are still in the early stages of gathering the details, but I do know that Danny has always been accountable as a member of this organization and we expect the same accountability from him as this process moves forward. We obviously do not condone anyone driving while under the influence, but this is now a legal matter and we will allow the process to unfold and cannot comment any further."
This season, Duffy, age 28, has pitched to a 3.78 ERA (121 ERA+) in 131 innings with 116 strikeouts against 36 walks. He's presently on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow impingement. Duffy is in the first year of a five-year, $65 million contract with the Royals. He's scheduled to appear in municipal court on Sept. 19.