Duffy was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left flexor strain Tuesday.
Duffy left his start Friday against the Orioles early due to an entirely unrelated injury, as he was hit in the knee by a comebacker. He's now been sidelined by a flexor strain twice this season, which could be an ominous sign. The move was backdated three days, so the lefty will be eligible to return next Tuesday, but that seems unlikely, given the nature of the injury. Brady Singer (shoulder) also landed on the injured list Tuesday, so the Royals will have to scramble to fill out their rotation.
Duffy exited Friday's start against the Orioles after being hit on his left knee by a comebacker, but he is expected to make his next scheduled start, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. He gave up one run on two hits and one walk while striking out three in four innings and did not factor in the decision.
Duffy initially felt fine, but the knee tightened up when he ran to cover first base in the fourth inning, leading to the early exit. He was confident he'd be able to make his next start, which projects to be next Friday at home against the Tigers.
Duffy didn't factor in the decision against Cleveland on Thursday, allowing one run on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts across five innings.
Duffy scattered seven baserunners but limited the damage to a Bobby Bradley solo home run in the fourth inning. It was the first time since May 12 that Duffy was able to log four full innings in a start, but his day was still finished after five despite having thrown only 77 pitches. Despite the workload limitations, Duffy has made the most of his 57 innings this season, posting a 2.53 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with a 62:21 K:BB. He's scheduled to make his next start after the All-Star break against Baltimore.
Duffy didn't factor into the decision Saturday against the Twins after tossing four innings of two-run ball, giving up six hits and two walks while fanning two.
Duffy hasn't factored into the decision in any of his last four outings and hasn't pitched more than four complete innings since May 12, when he hurled six frames of two-run ball against the Tigers. However, he's found ways to limit the damage even if he has been struggling to pitch deep into games. The southpaw owns a 2.60 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP across 11 outings (10 starts) on the season. He's slated to pitch next week at Cleveland.
Duffy allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over 3.1 innings in Monday's loss to the Red Sox. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.
Duffy served up three homers in the short outing, including a two-run blast by Hunter Renfroe in the fourth inning. He's allowed four runs through 6.1 innings in three appearances since being activated off the injured list on June 23. He's sporting a 2.44 ERA and a 55:16 K:BB across 48 innings. Duffy is lined up to face the Twins at home this weekend.
Duffy struck out one in a perfect inning during Friday's 9-4 loss to Texas.
It was curious to see the southpaw pitch just two days after his start versus the Yankees on Wednesday, especially since he sidelined for a month with a forearm flexor strain. For Duffy's part, he held his own, throwing 11 of his 15 pitches for strikes in Friday's relief outing. He owns a 1.81 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 53:15 K:BB across in nine appearances across 44.2 innings. It's unclear what effect this will have on Kansas City's rotation. Duffy was projected to pitch versus Boston early next week -- if manager Mike Matheny wants to keep him on regular rest, a bullpen day may be in the cards.
Duffy pitched two scoreless and hitless innings against the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing three walks and striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
The left-hander's return after missing over a month with a left forearm flexor strain was a mixed bag. On the plus side, the Yankees didn't get a hit off him, and Duffy notched four of his six outs via strikeout. However, the veteran hurler threw only half of his 42 pitches for strikes, tied a season high with three walks, and managed to get through only two frames. He appeared to come out of the outing without suffering any setbacks, so he'll look to go deeper into the game in his next start, which is tentatively slated to take place at Boston early next week.
Duffy (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's start against the Yankees.
Duffy hasn't started since May 12, but he'll return to game action with an undisclosed pitch count Wednesday. The southpaw didn't make any rehab appearances during his time on the injured list but checked out fine after he threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday. Right-hander Jackson Kowar was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.
Duffy (forearm) will be limited to an undisclosed pitch count in Wednesday's start against the Yankees, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Wednesday will essentially serve as a first rehab start for Duffy, but of course he draws a tougher matchup in the Yankees than any Triple-A lineup could offer. It figures to be a few outings before the lefty, who lasted at least five innings in each of his starts before the injury, returns to his normal innings-load.
Duffy (forearm) will be activated to start Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
A left forearm flexor strain has sidelined the lefty since his May 12 start, but he's finally ready to return from the 10-day injured list. Considering the initial fears of a long-term absence, Duffy's missing just over a month was a pretty lucky outcome for the ace, who has a 1.94 ERA through 41.2 innings this season. He last faced the Yankees in 2019, allowing one earned run and striking out four over six innings.
Duffy (forearm) checked out fine after his 40-pitch bullpen session Friday and could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list at some point during the Royals' upcoming road trip, which runs from June 22 to July 1, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Duffy has been on the shelf since May 17 with a left forearm strain, so he'll most likely need to make a rehab start in the minors or throw one extended simulated game before the Royals sign off on his return from the injured list. Before sustaining the injury, Duffy was off to a fantastic start to the season, submitting a 1.94 ERA to go with a career-best 28.2 percent strikeout rate through seven outings.
Manager Mike Matheny said that Duffy (forearm) will throw another live session Friday and could return to the rotation at some point during the team's upcoming three-city road trip, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Duffy has been sidelined since mid-May with a forearm flexor strain. He was able to resume throwing at the end of May and has continued to have a smooth recovery to this point. It's unclear if he'll require a rehab outing before rejoining the rotation, but Matheny's update indicates that the southpaw has a strong chance of being activated by the end of the month.
Duffy (forearm) has been throwing from 90 feet, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Duffy has thrown with "some intensity" from that distance, an encouraging sign according to manager Mike Matheny. The lefty likely remains at least a couple weeks from returning to the Royals, assuming he'll require a rehab assignment to work his way back into starter's shape.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday that Duffy (forearm) is still resting, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Duffy has been on the injured list since May 17 due to a left forearm flexor strain, and he hasn't made much progress in his recovery so far. While Duffy appears to have avoided a serious injury, he's been brought along slowly to prevent a more long-term issue. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume throwing.
Duffy (forearm) will rest his arm for about five days before reassessing when he might be able to return, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
The lefty had initially feared a more severe injury and an extended absence, so the news is a promising sign for Duffy and the Royals. There's no guarantee Duffy stays on the injured list for the minimum 10 days, but it does appear he'll be returning to action sooner rather than later.
Duffy was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm flexor strain Monday.
Duffy had been having an excellent season, riding a career-best 28.2 percent strikeout rate to a 1.94 ERA while showcasing his highest velocity (averaging 93.7 mph on his fastball) since 2016. The transaction was backdated three days, so he'll be eligible to return in a week, but that appears highly unlikely given the nature of his injury. Forearm issues can sometimes be the first sign of a very serious injury, though it's unclear if that's the case for Duffy. Kris Bubic will enter the rotation in his absence and will start Tuesday against the Brewers.
Duffy (4-3) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
The Royals were hoping Duffy's arm could help them end a nine-game losing streak coming into Wednesday's game, but he received little help from the offense after the bats mustered up just two runs on three hits. He was given an early two-run cushion in the first inning but that was erased quickly after he allowed a run in the second and third. The 32-year-old later surrendered two extra-base hits and a single in the fifth, which amounted to another two runs and put the Royals behind for good. Duffy did tie his season high with eight strikeouts, but he has given up seven runs over his last 11.2 innings after only allowing two earned in his first 30. He still owns a 1.94 ERA, which is good for sixth-best in major league baseball, but the window to sell high on the left-hander is quickly closing after a pair of rocky starts have led to consecutive losses. He'll look to turn things around early next week in a meeting against the Brewers.
Duffy (4-2) allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six across 5.2 innings to take the loss to Cleveland on Thursday.
Thursday marks Duffy's first time this season surrendering multiple runs. Even with this mediocre appearance, he still has a 1.26 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 35.2 innings, and his velocity is up to 93.8 mph -- his highest since 2016. The 32-year-old is scheduled to start Wednesday in Detroit.
Duffy (4-1) beat Minnesota 11-3 on Saturday, going seven innings and allowing two hits, three walks and one run with seven strikeouts.
Duffy dominated a strong Twins offense that has slumped through the first month, the only damage coming on an Alex Kirilloff solo shot in the seventh. The Kansas City veteran has allowed one or zero runs in all five outings and owns a sparkling 0.60 ERA.
Duffy (3-1) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out eight in five scoreless innings to earn the win against the Tigers on Sunday.
Duffy was charged with his first loss of the year in his last start, but he returned to the win column against Detroit on Sunday. The left-hander only lasted five innings Sunday after he went six innings in each of his first three outings of the season, but he still matched his highest strikeout total of the year in the win. Duffy has posted a 0.39 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB in 23 innings through his first four starts this year. He'll attempt to remain effective on the road against Minnesota on Saturday.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/16||vs BAL||W 9-2||4.0||2||1||1||3|
|07/08||@ CLE||L 4-7||5.0||4||1||3||5|
|07/03||vs MIN||W 6-3||4.0||6||2||2||2|
|06/28||@ BOS||L 5-6||3.1||5||4||1||2|
|06/25||@ TEX||L 4-9||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/23||@ NYY||L 5-6||2.0||0||0||3||4|
|05/12||@ DET||L 2-4||1||6.0||7||4||2||8|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||14.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||18||7||8||2.57||1.071|
|2010||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||39.0||7||7||1||5||2||0||41||9||38||3.00||1.205|
|2010||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||6.0||2||2||0||0||1||0||6||0||4||1.50||0.667|
|2011||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||42.0||8||8||0||3||1||0||48||10||37||3.43||1.119|
|2013||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||53.0||12||10||0||3||0||0||59||25||50||4.08||1.415|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||16.0||4||4||0||0||2||0||28||5||16||3.94||1.312|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||6.0||1||1||0||1||0||0||4||1||5||3.00||1.000|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||8.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||10||1||5||2.25||0.750|
|2017||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||7.1||2||2||0||0||1||0||8||1||6||3.80||0.986|
|2019||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||10.1||2||2||0||1||0||0||11||0||8||0.89||0.792|