Danny Duffy feeling “miles better” with rotator cuff injury

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Danny Duffy, who exited his weekend start after throwing just one pitch and was diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation, now says his shoulder is feeling “miles better.”

In fact, the Royals haven’t ruled out Duffy being able to start Tuesday against the White Sox.

Of course, as Dick Kaegel of MLB.com notes Duffy hasn’t actually done any throwing since his abbreviated start Saturday, so it’s tough to really trust that his shoulder has improved significantly and, pennant race or not, surely the Royals will want to play it very safe with the 25-year-old left-hander who has a history of arm problems.

In his first full season back from Tommy John elbow surgery Duffy has a 2.42 ERA in 141 innings while holding opponents to a .201 batting average.

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