Dodgers acquire Duffy, cash from Royals for PTBNL
Duffy is currently on the injured list with a flexor strain in his left forearm, but the ailment isn't expected to keep him out for long. Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Tuesday that the southpaw could come back within three to four weeks, according to Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star.
Duffy has been solid this season when available to make his starts. He's 4-3 with a 2.51 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 65 strikeouts in 61 innings across 13 games.
The 32-year-old has spent his entire 11-year career with Kansas City after the Royals selected him in the third round of the 2007 MLB Draft. He owns a lifetime record of 68-68 with a 3.95 ERA and was part of the 2015 World Series champion Royals.
Prior to acquiring Duffy, the Dodgers were linked to Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios. However, trading for Duffy doesn't prevent Los Angeles from making further moves ahead of Friday's deadline.
The Dodgers designated outfielder DJ Peters for assignment to make room for Duffy on the 40-man roster.