Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:26:34 -0700
Kansas City Royals P Danny Duffy, who was in the mix for a spot in the starting rotation during spring training, will be used out of the bullpen.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:15:40 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled SP Danny Duffy from Triple-A Omaha and optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:09:05 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SP Yordano Ventura will be the team's No. 3 starter behind SPs James Shields and Jason Vargas to open the season. Ventura struck out six in six innings Monday, March 17. SP Danny Duffy will now be given a chance to win a spot in the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Ventura, despite his size, has an electric arm that can touch triple digits. His strikeout upside is extremely high, but he'll have to be consistent with his secondary offerings to survive in the bigs. Now that he's got a firm rotation spot, his inflated draft value seems more justified.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:12:15 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy will compete for a spot in the bullpen now that the rotation is set.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:41:11 -0700
Kansas City Royals SPs Danny Duffy and Yordano Ventura are both competing for the last remaining rotation spot this spring.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 09:42:42 -0800
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore said SPs James Shields, Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen are penciled into the rotation to start the year. Moore suggested that SP Yordano Ventura may have a leg up on the competition for the fifth and final rotation spot this spring. Moore also said they won't hesitate to use Ventura in the bullpen "if that's how it unfolds." "We think he's ready for the major leagues. Certainly spring training will help validate that opinion," Moore said, adding, "We expect him to be one of our 12 pitchers when we break camp unless something unforeseen happens." Ps Luke Hochevar, Wade Davis, Danny Duffy and Chris Dwyer are all a notch behind Ventura heading into spring training.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:13:27 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SPs Luke Hochevar and Wade Davis will be candidates for the last two spots in the starting rotation in spring training. SPs Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura and Kyle Zimmer will be competing with them.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:23:05 -0700
The Kansas City Royals placed SP Danny Duffy (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list with a left forearm strain Tuesday, Sept. 17. He is eligible to return Sept. 23.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:18:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura will make his major league debut and start against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, Sept. 17, taking the place of SP Danny Duffy (elbow). Ventura went 5-4 with a 3.74 ERA with Triple-A Omaha this season.
Fantasy Tip: Ventura is one of the team's top pitching prospects with an electric arm; his fastball can reach the upper 90s on occasion. He has high strikeout upside but might be rough around the edges in his first taste of MLB action. It wouldn't be wise to rely on him this late in a mixed league.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:16:04 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy (elbow) is dealing with minor inflammation in his flexor tendon in his elbow, but the injury isn't related to the new ligament from his Tommy John surgery.