Danny Duffy exits Saturday’s start after throwing one pitch


Royals starter Danny Duffy threw one pitch in today’s start against the Yankees and left with an injury. Liam Hendricks came in to relieve him.

Update: Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports the initial diagnosis is left shoulder soreness.

Losing Duffy for any amount of time would be a huge blow to the AL Central-leading Royals. Duffy entered the start with a 2.42 ERA over 141 1/3 innings, easily the best in a solid starting rotation. The innings total is by far the most Duffy, 25, has accrued in any of his last five seasons.