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Free agent LHP Danny Duffy had surgery, out until June

Free agent LHP Danny Duffy had surgery, out until June

Free agent left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy told The Athletic on Wednesday that he had surgery in October to repair the flexor tendon in his throwing arm.That procedure is likely to keep Duffy out until at least June.Duffy, 32, has only appeared in uniform for the Kansas City Royals in his career. He has compiled a 68-68 record through 11 seasons with a 3.95 ERA, 432 walks and 1,048 strikeouts.The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the southpaw in July after Duffy had already been put on the injured list with his flexor strain. He never suited up for the Dodgers. ... Continue Reading
All-Star RHP Wade Davis announces retirement

All-Star RHP Wade Davis announces retirement

Three-time All-Star pitcher Wade Davis announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 major league seasons.Davis, 36, finishes with a record of 63-55 with a 3.94 ERA and 141 saves in 557 appearances. He also started 88 games early in his career. The right-hander won a World Series title with Kansas City in 2015."Wade will forever be remembered by our fans, his teammates and our organization as an elite competitor and a very classy person," Royals president of baseball operations Dayton Moore said in a statement. "He helped anchor one of the very best bullpens in Royals history which was a major factor in our World Championship in 2015."Davis recorded the final two outs to clinch the World Series for the Royals over the New York Mets.Davis finished his career in Kansas City in 2021, his second stint with the Royals. He earned two of his three All-Star nods in Kansas City in 2015 and 2016. He joined the Royals in 2013 after four seasons in Tampa Bay, the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2004 draft. ... Continue Reading

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