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.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:44:47 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy will have his next scheduled start for Friday, Sept. 13, skipped. SP Bruce Chen will face the Detroit Tigers instead.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:12:03 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have activated RP Luke Hochevar from the paternity leave list and recalled SP Danny Duffy from Triple-A Omaha. The team has optioned SP Wade Davis and RP Louis Coleman to Single-A Wilmington.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:46:17 -0700
The Kansas City Royals will recall SP Danny Duffy from Triple-A Omaha and shift Wade Davis to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Duffy could have utility in deep mixed leagues but still presents a risk in the WHIP department thanks to his free-pass sickness.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:05:21 -0700
The Kansas City Royals optioned SP Danny Duffy to Triple-A Omaha Saturday, Aug. 17, although he remains with the team for now.