MLB: Under the Magnifying Glass! Dodgers join Royals ace, left-handed starter chase

The Los Angeles Dodgers have an interest in the injured left-hander of the Kansas City Royals, Danny Duffy. This completes the trio of NL West contenders looking at Duffy, as the Fathers and the Giants They have also been linked to KC’s veteran left-hander

San Francisco is known to be interested despite Duffy’s injury, and the Dodgers can be assumed to be in the same position, considering Duffy has been on the 10-day disabled list for five days:

Duffy is out of action with his second left flexor strain of the season, so he may not be available until at least early September, depending on the schedule of his last DL visit.

Given that teams in the NL West Division currently have a huge advantage over the rest of the NL by the two wild-card positions, the Dodgers may be reasonably comfortable making it to the postseason one way or another, so that Duffy could be saved as a reinforcement season finale.

While it can certainly be argued that Los Angeles should spend its potential capital on a healthy pitcher, the Royals’ asking price for Duffy is probably not very high, considering his injured status.

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Duffy controls his business destiny thanks to the rights of 10 and 5, and the California native might be willing to give up those rights to join a team in his home state. If this is the case, the Angels and Athletics would also appear to hypothetically fit in a Duffy trade.

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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