The Dodgers are making their first big deal of the trade deadline. It’s not the Max Scherzer deal like many had hoped for, but it’s something that will move the needle. Details of the trade are still pouring in and will be updated accordingly.
The Dodgers reportedly swung a deal with eh Kansas City Royals for left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy. He has been on the injured list with a flexor strain and this is the second time this year he has gone through that.
Duffy is expected to return by the start of September at the latest. That is how long he was previously sidelined. Bu the Dodgers could also opt to use him in a bullpen role and possibly bring him back sooner than that.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are finalizing a deal to acquire left-hander Danny Duffy from the Kansas City Royals, sources tell ESPN.
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When healthy, Duffy has been very good in the Royals rotation. He has pitched to a 2.51 ERA across 13 appearances, including 12 starts for Kansas City. He struck out close to 10 batters per 9 innings and has pitched 61 innings so far. The return from the Dodgers is still pending.
The Royals are getting “players to be named later” in the deal. That will likely depend on how much that Duffy is able to pitch for the Dodgers given his injury status.
Details still coming in.