KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 08: Starting pitcher Danny Duffy #23 of the Kansas City Royals reacts as he is pulled from the game against the Boston Red Sox on May 8, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Cue the ominous Dutton tweet:
#Royals awaiting results of MRI on LHP Danny Duffy's elbow but privately fearing the worst; they believe he'll need DL time at a minimum.
A third round draft pick in 2007, Duffy has been considered one of the team's best young arms for some time. In 26 career starts Duffy has a 5.28 ERA, which is at 3.90 in six starts in 2012.
Duffy's career FIP is 4.62, xFIP is 4.53.