Royals lose a lefty, Danny Duffy quits baseball

Just saw this on Baseball America’s prospect blog.  Royals LHP prospect Danny Duffy has left spring training and has quit baseball.

In a statement released by the Royals, assistant general manager J.J. Picollo left the door open for Duffy’s potential return in the future.

“Danny informed us yesterday that his desire is to leave baseball at this time to reassess his life priorities. Should Danny decide in the future to return to the game, we will be happy at that time to discuss the possibility.”

This is obviously a huge blow to the Royals organization and it’s future.  I’ll have more thoughts published in the next day or so, but I wanted to pass the information along.

(Wally Fish is the lead blogger for Kings of Kauffman and FanSided’s MLB Director.  Subscribe to his RSS feed and add him on Twitter to follow him daily.)

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