Monthly Archives: April 2015

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy aiming for 200 innings


APRIL 2015 – For Danny Duffy the 2014 spring training was in a word AWFUL. Duffy had a chance to break camp on the Kansas City Royals’ roster, but instead he pitched his way to Triple-A Omaha. A spring training ERA of 11.45 in six appearances will do that. In 11 innings, Duffy allowed 15 runs, 14 earned, on 16 hits, three of them home runs. On top of that, he walked six and hit two batters. That is 24 base runners in 11 innings.

When Duffy was recalled after one start with the Storm Chasers, he was put in the Royals’ bullpen for his first six appearances.

When Duffy reported to camp, he jokingly said his goal was to have a single-digit ERA.