Daniel Richard Duffy (born December 21, 1988) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB). He has previously played for the Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball.
Duffy was selected by the Royals in 2007 and spent the next three years in the Royals’ minor league system before representing the organization in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game.
However, personal circumstances caused Duffy to briefly retire from baseball in 2010, but he eventually returned to the Royals. Duffy made his Major League Baseball debut in 2011. Duffy did not throw in the major leagues again after his rookie season until 2014.
Duffy was a part of the Royals’ pitching staff throughout the team’s successful 2014 and 2015 seasons, and he helped the Royals win the World Series in 2015.
In 2016, Duffy had a great year, establishing career highs in a variety of statistical categories. After the 2016 season, Duffy agreed to a $65 million contract deal with the Royals. In 2021, the Royals sent Duffy to the Dodgers.
Meet Deanna Duffy And Dan Duffy
Dan, his father, works for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office as an investigator. Deanna, his mother, was a California Highway Patrol officer. She used to play softball and now throws batting practice for him.