Kansas City’s injury wrecked rotation just got a little healthier, as the Royals activated left-hander Danny Duffy from the disabled list after he missed a month with biceps tendinitis.
Duffy struggled before being shut down, posting a 5.87 ERA in eight starts, but he had a 2.53 ERA in 149 innings last year in his first full season back from Tommy John elbow surgery.
Royals starters Yordano Ventura and Jason Vargas remain on the disabled list, but journeymen Chris Young and Joe Blanton have done a remarkably good job filling in.
Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida reports that Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna recently suffered a facial injury after his wife allegedly hit him with a soap dish. The incident apparently happened a few weeks ago.
Slater says that Ozuna reported the incident to Miami police and that Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, was arrested and charged with domestic battery. She subsequently pleaded not guilty and was given a stay-away order. Presumably more legal proceedings are in the offing.
The injury itself doesn’t sound serious, but the matter certainly is.