Dodgers: Out 27? Elbow pain is very likely to end Danny Duffy’s season

When the Los Angeles Dodgers they got the veteran pitcher Danny duffy at the trade deadline, they knew sometime in September would be the earliest they would see the southpaw take the mound in a major league game.

Last Friday, Duffy was scheduled to launch a “big” bullpen session, one that would determine their availability for the rest of the season. Unfortunately for Duffy and the Dodgers, the veteran left-hander experienced pain in his left elbow during that bullpen session at Dodger Stadium:

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Duffy was able to start the bullpen session, but closed it before reaching his throwing limit. He is unsure of the severity of the injury, but his season appears to be over.

Acquiring Duffy from the Royals came at no great cost to the Dodgers, as they are slated to send a player who will later be named to Kansas City based on Duffy’s performance in Los Angeles.

But losing Duffy gives the Dodgers one less veteran option on their postseason roster. The Dodgers’ plan was to have Duffy as a “two-inning monster” out of the bullpen, almost similar to what Julio Urías did last postseason.

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Now, the future is uncertain for Duffy, who is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He was having a solid season, posting a 2.51 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) this season with the Royals.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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