Royals veteran pitcher Danny Duffy traded to Dodgers

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 19:46:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Veteran Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Thursday.

The Royals will receive a player to-be-named at a later time. The Dodgers will also receive cash in return from the Royals.

Duffy, who is on the injured list with a flexor strain, is expected to return to action soon, and could help the Dodgers in certain relief pitching situations.

The trade comes two days before the trade deadline, when teams in playoff contention look to bolster their rosters. The Dodgers have the National League’s second best record at 62-41, trailing only NL West rival San Francisco by two games.

In more than 10 years with the Royals, Duffy has made more than 200 starts for the team, compiling a 68-68 record. His best season came in 2016 when he pitched nearly 180 innings, going 12-3 in 26 starts for the team.

In the 2021 season, the Royals started to use Duffy in different situations. He is 4-3 in 2021 with a 2.51 ERA.

ESPN MLB writer Jeff Passan first reported the trade in a tweet.