Dodgers Lefty Likely Done For Season

Another set-back for the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching staff, as left-hander Danny Duffy is "pretty unlikely" to be able to take the mound this season.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts broke the news that Duffy has had a setback in his rehab, feeling discomfort during a live throwing session to batters. And while he didn't want to definitively write him off for 2022, he did say it's very unlikely he'll return.

Duffy hasn't pitched in a major league game since July of 2021 due to a series of injury problems. Despite that, the Dodgers traded for him at last year's deadline from the Kansas City Royals, and even signed him to a one-year, $3M deal with a club option for a second season.

He had flexor tendon surgery last fall, and was hoping to have been back by June of this season. It hasn't come to pass.

Duffy turns 34 in the offseason, and it seems extremely doubtful that the Dodgers will pick up a $7M club option that they have on him. 

The 11-year veteran left-hander spent his entire career with the Royals before coming to LA, recording a 3.95 ERA in over 1100 innings, with a 9.6 K/9 rate. 

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