Royals’ Duffy will miss next start with rotator cuff inflammation

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Danny Duffy exited a game against the New York Yankees after throwing only one pitch on Saturday, September 6.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Royals began a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Kansas City got a bit of positive news Monday in regard to pitcher Danny Duffy.

An MRI on Duffy’s left shoulder revealed no structural damage, but did reveal rotator cuff inflammation. Duffy will miss one game in the Royals’ starting rotation, and will be re-evaluated in three or four days.

Duffy lasted just one pitch against the New York Yankees on Saturday, leaving because of left shoulder soreness. Duffy threw a pitch to Jacoby Ellsbury and walked around the mound in discomfort, causing catcher Salvador Perez to motion toward Kansas City’s dugout.

Manager Ned Yost went to the mound with training staff. After a brief discussion, Duffy handed the ball to Yost and walked off the field.

Duffy is 8-11 and third in the American League with a 2.42 ERA in 22 starts and six relief appearances.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story

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