Royals pitcher Danny Duffy charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was arrested and charged Sunday with driving while under the influence of alcohol.

It was around 7:35 p.m., when Duffy was pulled over at a Burger King near 135th Street and Metcalf, according to charging documents. He was driving a black 2015 Cadillac Escalade.

There is no information on the blood alcohol content listed in the documents.

Duffy is expected to appear in Overland Park Municipal Court Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. According to the Royals schedule, the team will be in Toronto that day to take on the Blue Jays.

Duffy is not currently listed on the Royals active roster. He was listed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a sore elbow.

Royals General Manager Dayton Moore issued a statement Tuesday regarding the arrest.

"We are obviously disappointed in the news we have received regarding Danny Duffy's DUI arrest Sunday night. Danny was not part of the team traveling back from Cleveland on Sunday because he had returned to Kansas City a day earlier to undergo an MRI examination. We are still in the early stages of gathering the details, but I do know that Danny has always been accountable as a member of this organization and we expect the same accountability from his as this process moves forward. We obviously do not condone anyone diving while under the influence, but this is now a legal matter and we will allow the process to unfold and cannot comment any further."

Danny Duffy and Dayton Moore will hold a news conference Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium. Fox 4 will have a reporter there.

"Duffy will only be available to make a statement due to pending legal proceedings and Dayton will make a statement and take questions," the Royals said in a news release Tuesday.

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