Dodgers Trade For Starter From Royals

Despite being currently injured with a left flexor strain, veteran pitcher Danny Duffy has been acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Kansas City Royals.

Duffy has been with the Royals for over a decade, and as a Southern California native, will be waiving his 10-and-5 (no-trade) rights in order to approve the trade. The left-hander is 4-3 this season with a 2.51 ERA, but he heads straight to the Dodgers' injured list. Earlier this season, the same flexor injury cost him 5 weeks. 

He's expected to return from this current injury by the end of August. 

The Royals will be receiving a player to be named later in return. 

The Dodgers have been looking for starting pitching help, and it seems like they have lost out on the Max Scherzer sweepstakes. 

LA sits in 2nd place in a tight NL West race with the San Francisco Giants. 

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