Danny Duffy diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation

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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy exited his Saturday start in obvious discomfort following just one pitch and after undergoing an MRI exam he’s been diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation.

Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that Duffy will miss his next scheduled turn in the rotation, at which point the Royals will re-evaluate his status for the remainder of the season.

He’s not out of the woods yet and it could be a very sad end to a tremendous bounceback season for Duffy, who returned from Tommy John elbow surgery to post a 2.42 ERA in 141 innings as a 25-year-old.