Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Dodgers won Kansas City’s left-handed Danny Duffy in a trade on Thursday as the World Series champion boosted rotation for a playoff push.
The Royals sent long-standing staff and cash to the Dodgers to nominate players.
32-year-old Duffy was on the injured list for 10 days with his left flexor tense and was last pitched on July 16. He missed a similar injury more than a month earlier this season.
Duffy is 4-3 and his ERA this season is 2.51. He made a super start and after five outings he was 4-1 at 0.60 ERA.
Duffy began his major league career at the Royals in 2011, helping him win the 2015 World Series, with an ERA of 3.95 and 68-68 in Kansas City.
Having spent 10 years in the big league and the last 5 years with the same team, Duffy should have been able to veto. Instead, he returns to his hometown of Southern California and leaves the team from the club’s playoffs at the height of the race.
The Dodgers are three games ahead of San Francisco in the National League West after losing to the Giants 5-0 on Thursday. Los Angeles holds the top spot for wildcards.
Duffy was able to fill the rotation spot that Trevor Bauer had. Bauer was played on leave by Major League Baseball and Players Association on July 2 under the policy of joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in sports.
Police and MLB are investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against pitchers, and his vacation has been extended until August 6.
The Dodgers have designated outfielder DJ Peters as an allotment to make space for Duffy.
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Dodgers get Royals left-handed Danny Duffy for playoff push
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