While the 2021 MLB season hasn't been off greatest for the Kansas City Royals at 32-38 on the year, some help may be on the way. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has been sidelined since the middle of May with a left flexor strain. He did previously offer a positive outlook on his injury back in May, but the news keeps getting better.
According to reports, Duffy is expected to return on Wednesday and will start that day's game against the New York Yankees. This will mark his first start since May 12.
Danny Duffy Injury Update
Prior to his injury, Duffy had been the most reliable starter for the Royals through the first 1.5 months of the season. In 7 starts, Duffy recorded a 1.94 ERA while allowing just 11 runs in 41.2 innings pitched. The 32-year-old left-hander was also averaging 10.4 strikeouts per nine on the season.
Throughout his 11-year MLB career, Duffy owns a 3.95 ERA and 1.315 WHIP. If he comes back healthy and pitches like he had been to kick off the year, this Royals team could make a serious turnaround.
Currently, the Royals sit 10.0 games back in the AL Central. FanDuel Sportsbook's latest MLB odds give Kansas City just +3000 odds to win the division. But, a healthy Duffy could make a huge difference.
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