The Dodgers’ misfortunes with injuries in 2021 continue to persist as it was revealed that a recently acquired player will likely be shut down for the duration of the season.
According to JP Hoornstra of the LA Times, starting pitcher Danny Duffy suffered a setback in his elbow during a bullpen session on Friday, reducing his chances of appearing with the club to minimal.
“It doesn’t look good,” Dave Roberts said on Saturday. “Outside of any sort of miracle, for him to impact us this year, it’s going to be tough.”
Los Angeles acquired Duffy from the Kansas City Royals during the trade deadline in hopes that he would contribute to a ninth consecutive division title run this season in a bullpen role as a dominant left-handed option for October.
But the 32-year-old lefty aggravated his left elbow, leaving the possibility of a debut in a Dodgers uniform in jeopardy. Duffy has been sidelined since July 16 due to a flexor strain and has struggled to reach full health to return back to live action.
Considering that he is not under contract with Los Angeles following this season, it’s possible that Duffy’s brief stint with the team will have been without him throwing a single pitch with the Dodgers.
Before going down with an injury, Duffy was 4-3 in 12 starts with 65 K’s this year.
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