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Danny Duffy has deal with Dodgers

Danny Duffy has deal with Dodgers

Left-hander Danny Duffy and the Dodgers are closing in on a deal, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand on Thursday night. The club has not confirmed the news.

Elbow problems limited Duffy to 61 innings (13 appearances, 12 starts) in 2021, and though the Dodgers acquired him via trade from the Royals midseason with the hope he’d be able to help them down the stretch, the veteran left-hander didn’t throw a pitch for Los Angeles before becoming a free agent.

Duffy had a 2.51 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over the 61 innings he pitched this past season, and has had stretches of success during his 11-year career. But from 2018-20, he was slightly below average on the mound, with a 4.68 ERA (97ERA+.)) over 63 appearances (62 starts).

A third-round Draft pick of the Royals out of high school in 2007, Duffy made his MLB debut with Kansas City in 2011, posting a 5.64 ERA in 20 starts. Injuries cost him much of the next two seasons, over which he only made 11 starts, but he had a breakout…

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