The Kansas City Royals placed Danny Duffy on the 10-day disabled list as of Monday. He received an anti-inflammatory shot for a shoulder impingement.
Just a day after the Kansas City Royals made three roster moves, another two were made Monday morning. Danny Duffy was moved to the 10-day disabled list as of August 13, and he is expected to only stay on the mend for the ten days.
According to Maria Torres of the Kansas City Star, Duffy has been playing through stiffness in his pitching shoulder for weeks. After his start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, he did not think he was going to need to spend time on the disabled list.
Unfortunately, the injury was indeed bad enough for him to need a little time off. Against the Cardinals, he allowed six runs in his 5.1 innings of work on eight hits.
According to Ned Yost, the sore shoulder was brought to his attention four starts previous. In those games, his ERA was 7.54. They probably would have just allowed him to keep pitching, but the diminished velocity was a cause for concern for Yost.
The Corresponding Move
Hopefully Glenn Sparkman didn’t get too far. He was the corresponding move in Sunday’s move, bringing Blaine Boyer back from the disabled list. Sparkman was optioned back down to the Omaha Storm Chasers.
But, with Danny Duffy on the disabled list, Sparkman will be given another chance in the Major Leagues. He is slated to start at home on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays. And Toronto just so happens to be his former team.
What happens now?
Hopefully, Duffy will not have to exceed 10 days. But, if it does happen, it isn’t like it is the end of the world. Though Duffy had been rumored as a player who would be traded at the July Trade Deadline, he was not dealt. It’s likely he will remain with the Kansas City Royals.
But, you never know what might happen.