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Dodgers News: Danny Duffy Signing Officially Announced, DJ Peters DFA’d

The Dodgers made their first official splash of the trade deadline on Thursday with the rumor that a trade was in place for left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy. That move has now been made officially official. 

In the unfortunate business side of baseball, the team designated for assignment outfielder DJ Peters to make room on the 40-man roster.

Duffy, 32, spent all 11 years of his big league career with the Kansas City Royals. The left-hander has put together a 68-68 record over 234 games (204 starts) with a 3.95 ERA. In 2021, his 2.51 ERA is the second-best of his career.

He waived his “10 and 5” (10 years in MLB with the last 5 being with the same team) no trade rights to allow the move.

Notably, Duffy is currently on the injured list while he works his way back from a forearm flexor strain, his second such injury of the season. KC GM Dayton Moore recently said that he was expecting the lefty back in 3-4 weeks.

Peters, 25, made his MLB debut with the Dodgers this season, collecting 5 hits in 26 at-bats with one home run. While he struggled making contact in his short time with the big league squad, he was an on base machine posting a .382 on-base percentage on the back of 8 walks.

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  1. Now this is the deal to get Scherzer. An extension. Trea Turner. Ruiz is gone. Hated to see that. But with a year of control on Turner and and I would guess an extension for Scherzer; Friedman strikes again. Man! Never expected to get an actual good deal for us and give up Ruiz. Getting Turner shakes up our offense in a good way, too.

  2. We get Duffy who is injured,Max who is 37 and a rental, get rid of 2 of our best prospects,and don’t address a closer and another right handed bat. What is this team thinking? Third place and hopefully a wild card spot.

    1. Turner a solid right hand bat and Scherzer solidifies the rotation. Rental maybe, but get another ring and worry about next year next year. Prospects are prospects. Only time will tell.

    2. he’s coming back from the injury soon. How do you know AF doesn’t give Max a few more years! closer we have Knebel coming back soon. This team is thinking repeat!! No third place here, especially because they are ahead of the pods in 2nd. 2 months left to gain 4 games in the loss column – Dodgers got this.

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