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Royals' Matt Duffy: Makes MLB roster
Duffy has been informed that he's made the Opening Day roster for the Royals, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Duffy was signed to a minor-league contract and invited to spring training back in January. The veteran infielder struggled last year with the Cubs with a .619 OPS across 247 plate appearances. He's likely to be a bench option for the Royals to begin the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Matt Duffy: Receives contract from Royals
Duffy signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Friday.
The veteran infielder will be given an invitation to major-league spring training. It's a good landing spot for Duffy, as the Royals recently freed up some playing time in the infield when they traded Adalberto Mondesi. Duffy was solid for the Cubs in 2021 but struggled last season with the Angels, putting up a .619 OPS across 247 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Not in Friday's lineup
Duffy isn't starting Friday against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Duffy started the last three games and went 3-for-10 with two runs, an RBI, a walk and two strikeouts. He'll get a breather while Luis Rengifo starts at the hot corner and leads off.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Riding pine Sunday
Duffy is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.
Duffy is hitting .267 with one home run and four RBI over his last 10 games. Michael Stefanic is starting at second base, pushing Luis Rengifo to third base.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Homers in Tuesday's win
Duffy went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Duffy got the Angels on the board when he took a Cole Ragans offering down the left-field line in the second inning. Duffy was part of a rally in the sixth after getting aboard with a single, and he scored the last run of the game. The 31-year-old has posted consecutive multi-hit efforts for the first time since late May. He's up to a .260/.311/.328 slash line with two homers, 14 RBI, 11 runs scored and seven doubles through 206 plate appearances. Duffy appears to have near-everyday playing time at third base.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Receives breather
Duffy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Luis Rengifo will step in at third base while Duffy rests after starting 13 of the Angels' last 15 games at either corner-infield spot. Since his return from the injured list Aug. 29, Duffy is slashing .200/.273/.300 with three extra-base hits.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Regains everyday role
Duffy will start at third base and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Guardians.
He'll be making his sixth consecutive start at third base and looks to be fairly secure as an everyday player now that fellow infielder Andrew Velazquez (knee) has been shut down for the season. Since returning from the injured list Aug. 29, Duffy is hitting .195/.250/.317 in 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Goes deep Monday
Duffy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to Cleveland.
Duffy accounted for the Angels' first runs of the game with his two-run shot to left field in the fourth inning. The long ball was his first since he returned from a lengthy stint on the injured list Aug. 29. Duffy has struggled since being activated, slashing .211/.250/.342 with five RBI over 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Sits in series finale
Duffy is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Duffy will retreat to the bench for the series finale after starting at first or third base in five of the Angels' last six games while going 5-for-20 with two doubles, a walk and three RBI. Now that he's healthy again, Duffy will likely be competing with Andrew Velazquez and Mike Ford for two spots in the Angels' everyday infield.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Starting at first Monday
Duffy will start the game at first base and bat sixth in the order Monday against Detroit, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Duffy has recorded a .517 OPS since returning from the 60-day injured list Aug. 29, though he is currently on a three-game hitting streak. Mike Ford will ride the bench Monday in favor of Duffy.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Activated by Angels
Duffy (back) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Monday.
Duffy had been on the injured list since the end of June, but he spent the last few weeks on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake and hit .179 with a run, an RBI, a walk and six strikeouts over eight minor-league games. Duffy isn't starting Monday against the Yankees and will likely have to compete with Luis Rengifo for playing time at third base over the final month of the season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Kicks off rehab assignment
Duffy (back) has gone 1-for-10 with three strikeouts over three games in a rehab stint with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Duffy kicked off the rehab assignment Tuesday and has thus far played one game each at first base, third base and DH. The veteran hasn't played in a big-league game since June 26, when he was pulled from a contest against Seattle with lower back tightness. Duffy isn't eligible to be activated until next weekend, so he'll likely continue logging at-bats with the Triple-A club in the meantime.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Nearing rehab assignment
Duffy (back) will begin a rehab assignment next week, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Duffy has been out with lower-back spasms since late June. His late-July move to the 60-day injured list means he can't return until near the end of August, so his rehab assignment won't be a particularly brief one.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Duffy (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Duffy appeared to be closing in on a return, as he began baseball activities Friday. However, he now won't be eligible to return until at least late August. David Fletcher was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Resumes baseball activities
Duffy has progressed to light baseball activities but is being conservative with his recovery in hopes that his back spasms don't flare up, per MLB.com.
Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad indicated July 15 that Duffy has been able to play catch and swing a bat, but the veteran infielder hasn't yet started a rehab assignment. He last played June 26 before departing with what was later diagnosed as lower back spasms. Duffy slashed .261/.308/.291 with no homers, seven runs and five RBI over 143 plate appearances before landing on the IL.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Lands on injured list
Duffy was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to lower-back spasms.
Duffy exited Sunday's game against Seattle due to the injury, which is evidently serious enough to knock him out for at least 10 days. Matt Thaiss was recalled to take his place on the roster while David MacKinnon is starting at third base in his place.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Removed with lower back tightness
Duffy was removed from Sunday's game against the Mariners in the top of the fourth inning due to lower back tightness.
Duffy went 0-for-1 with a strikeout to begin Sunday's matchup, but he was replaced defensively in the top of the fourth inning. The 31-year-old should tentatively be considered day-to-day prior to Monday's series opener against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Not in Saturday's lineup
Duffy isn't starting Saturday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Duffy will get a breather after he went 3-for-16 with a double, a walk and four strikeouts over the last four games. Tyler Wade is starting at the hot corner and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Matt Duffy: Takes seat Sunday
Duffy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Duffy started the past five games and will take a seat after going 3-for-20 with an RBI, a run and five strikeouts. The 31-year-old should continue to see increased playing time with Anthony Rendon (wrist) out for the season, though Tyler Wade, who is starting at third base Sunday, could take on a larger role should Duffy's offensive struggles persist.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 170 lbs|
|Birthplace: Long Beach, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|