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Royals' Duffy reinstated to rotation, will start Friday

Field Level Media
18 Sep 2020, 09:19 GMT+10

Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was reinstated to the rotation on Thursday and will start Friday's road game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Duffy missed his scheduled start on Tuesday in Detroit as a disciplinary measure after he missed the team flight on Monday.

The Royals didn't reveal why Duffy missed the flight but Fox4 in Kansas City aired video showing the 31-year-old had a damaged vehicle on Monday evening and was waiting for a ride.

The Kansas City Police Department told the Kansas City Star that officers responded to a call but no incident report was taken, due to there not being a crime. Officers are visible in the Fox4 video.

Duffy joined the Royals on Tuesday in Detroit and addressed the team prior to the game.

"He spoke to the team and apologized for the distractions," Kansas City manager Mike Matheny said on Tuesday. "This guy is very well-liked in that clubhouse because of the way he treats people and how he invests in his teammates. He knows that things like this are not the way he wants to be portrayed or thought of. It's not the example he wants to give. He's remorseful, and he shared that with his teammates."

Duffy is 3-3 with a 4.24 ERA in nine starts this season. Overall, he is 63-64 with 3.99 ERA in 218 appearances (190 starts) in 10 seasons with the Royals.

Left-hander Kris Bubic, who was scheduled to start Friday, was pushed back to Saturday.

--Field Level Media

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