Duffy was focused on improving his changeup during Cactus League action, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Duffy made two exhibition starts, racking up nine punchouts across six innings. The lefty noted that he was working to improve his changeup and cited its importance after he allowed a .257/.354/.434 line to opposing left-handed hitters in 2019. While he is no longer the clear ace of the Royals' rotation, Duffy should be locked in as one of the team's starting five throughout the season.
Duffy (7-6) picked up the win in Tuesday's 9-6 victory over Atlanta, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over five innings while striking out five.
A five-run third inning by the Royals' offense gave Duffy all the support he would need, and the southpaw exited the game after 87 pitches (52 strikes). He wraps up an injury-marred season with a 4.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 115:46 K:BB through 130.2 innings -- his smallest workload since he established himself as a big-league starter in 2014.
Duffy took a no-decision during Wednesday's loss despite holding the A's scoreless with six strikeouts across seven innings while allowing two hits and a walk.
The southpaw held the A's hitless until the fourth, when Marcus Semien doubled to right center. It was the first time all season that Duffy did not surrender any runs. The 30-year-old will bring a 4.30 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 110:44 K:BB into a Tuesday matchup against the Braves.
Duffy didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Astros, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six.
The southpaw appeared headed for his seventh loss of the season despite another quality start after being outdueled by Gerrit Cole, but the Royals got Duffy off the hook with a run in the eighth inning. He'll carry a 4.55 ERA and 104:43 K:BB through 118.2 innings into his next outing Wednesday, as he looks to extend his QS streak to four in Oakland.
Duffy (6-6) allowed one run on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts across six innings while earning a victory against the Marlins on Saturday.
The 30-year-old's problems with walks returned, but he still held the opposition to one run for the second time in his last five starts. However, he's also yielded eight runs in an outing during that time, so Duffy hasn't made any progress in the ERA department. He owns a 4.71 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 98 strikeouts in 112.2 innings this season. Duffy will start again Friday at home against the Astros.
Duffy allowed three earned runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in the Royals' 6-4 win over the Orioles on Sunday, though he was not involved in the decision.
Duffy had previously been on the mend for a little over three weeks while he was recovering from a left hamstring strain. He lucked out, though, returning in a favorable matchup against the Orioles. Unfortunately, he was unable to keep them off the scoreboard, giving up a run in the first, fourth and sixth innings. Duffy now owns a 4.89 ERA and a 92:37 K:BB ratio over 106.2 innings of work. He is scheduled to make his next start Sunday in Miami.
Duffy (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Orioles.
Duffy was on the shelf for approximately three weeks with a left hamstring strain, but he proved his health with a pair of strong, five-inning rehab starts with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Aug. 20 and 25. The southpaw isn't expected to face any significant restrictions in his return to big-league action and should at least make for a decent streaming option while matching up with a porous Orioles offense.
Duffy (hamstring) will return from the injured list to start Sunday against Baltimore, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Duffy's final rehab appearance came Sunday, so he'd likely be ready to pitch sooner, but the Royals will wait until rosters expand on Sept. 1 to avoid sending someone down. The lefty will wind up missing just shy of a month with a hamstring strain.
Duffy (hamstring) will be activated from the injured list sometime this week, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Duffy has been on the IL since Aug. 4 with a hamstring injury, but he's been cleared to rejoin the big-league rotation after getting through a rehab appearance with no issues over the weekend. The lefty allowed one run on four hits across five innings for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday, striking out four and issuing zero walks in the process. Duffy fired 72 pitches in that outing, so he'll likely face some sort of pitch limit in his first start back, which should come at home against Baltimore over the weekend.
Duffy (hamstring) will make a rehab start Sunday with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Duffy has been on the injured list since Aug. 4 and is thus in need of a rehab assignment prior to returning to the majors. It's unclear whether he will join the team after one warmup outing, or if multiple appearances will be required. Eric Skoglund is set to fill his spot in the rotation Sunday.
Duffy (hamstring) will go on a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas before returning to the big-league rotation, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He will presumably pitch Sunday, and it is unclear if he will need more than one start before he is activated. Eric Skoglund will start Sunday's game for the Royals in his place.
Duffy (hamstring) will throw a four-inning simulated game Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The lefty made it through two innings against live hitters last Friday and reported feeling good afterward. He will build up to four innings Tuesday, and Flanagan says that if all goes well, Duffy could be activated to start this weekend in Cleveland. Duffy was rocked for eight runs Aug. 3 before landing on the IL, but he had been serviceable in his prior nine starts, posting a 4.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 50:18 K:BB in 53.1 innings.
Duffy (hamstring) felt good after pitching a two-inning simulated game Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
As expected, Duffy fired a sim game Friday, and the Royals were pleased to report that everything went as planned. He'll be re-evaluated Saturday to determine the next step in his recovery.
Manager Ned Yost said Duffy (hamstring) will throw a two-inning simulated game later in the week, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Duffy has been sidelined since August 6 with a left hamstring injury. A date for his potential return to the rotation will hopefully come into focus following his simulated outing.
Duffy (hamstring) is expected to miss just a start or two, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.
Duffy strained his hamstring while running Monday and landed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Jorge Lopez is the leading candidate to fill in for him until he returns.
Duffy landed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left hamstring strain.
Per Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City, Duffy can't blame the injury for his awful outing Saturday against the Twins, when he allowed four homers and nine runs total in 4.2 innings of work, as he suffered the injury while running Monday. It's not yet clear how many starts he's expected to miss or who will be replacing him in the rotation. Reliever Jake Newberry was recalled in a corresponding move.
Duffy (5-6) allowed nine runs (eight earned) on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts across 4.2 innings while taking a loss against the Twins on Saturday.
The 30-year-old has dealt with a home-run problem most of the season, but he was at his worst in that area Saturday despite pitching in a stadium not known to be power-hitter friendly. Duffy allowed a season-high four home runs, including two to Nelson Cruz. Duffy now owns a 1.7 HR/9, which is the worst mark of his career. He also has a 4.93 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 100.1 innings this season. Duffy will pitch again Thursday in Detroit.
Duffy (5-5) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings Sunday, striking out five and earning the win over Cleveland.
Aside from allowing a three-run shot to Carlos Santana in the first inning, it actually wasn't a terrible outing for Duffy, though he'd surrender a solo shot to Jordan Luplow later in the contest. The 30-year-old lefty benefited from a five-run fifth inning from his offense to put him in the win column despite watching his ERA rise to 4.42. Duffy will face a tough test in Minnesota on Saturday.
Duffy allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out 11 across six innings Tuesday against the Braves. He did not factor into the decision.
Duffy's lone blemish came in the first inning when he allowed an RBI double to Josh Donaldson. He went on to throw five scoreless innings, striking out the side in each of his final two frames. His 11-punchout performance marked his highest total since he whiffed 16 on August 1, 2016, and was backed by 16 swinging strikes on 99 total pitches. With this strong performance, Duffy lowered his ERA to 4.32 and WHIP to 1.36 across 89.2 innings for the season. He'll look to build on this outing in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday against Cleveland.
Duffy (4-5) picked up the win Wednesday after holding the White Sox to two runs on six hits while striking out five over six innings.
Duffy delivered a quality start and did not issue any walks for the first time this season. The 30-year-old held the White Sox hitless until the third inning and scoreless until the sixth, when he surrendered a two-run homer to Ryan Goins. Duffy had exited his last start against Detroit after getting hit in the hand with a ball, but clearly the injury was nothing serious. After his solid outing, the southpaw owns a 4.52 ERA, 1.39 ERA and 69:31 K:BB heading into his next start against the Braves.
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|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|