Royals Pitcher Danny Duffy Cited for DUI

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 29, 2017

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy delivers to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was cited Sunday for a DUI.

Per Matt Campbell and Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, Duffy was cited by an Overland Park police officer around 8 p.m. local time for driving under the influence. 

Per TMZ Sports, Duffy wasn't placed in jail because alleged DUI offenders in Kansas "can be cited and picked up by a friend," according to an Overland Park city official. The report also says Duffy was stopped by police at a Burger King. 

Duffy is scheduled to have an appearance in municipal court Sept. 19, according to the report. 

The 28-year-old Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a sore left elbow. Royals manager Ned Yost said an MRI revealed Duffy had a low-grade pronator strain, and the team was hopeful he would miss only one start, per MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan.

In 21 starts this season, Duffy has a 3.78 ERA with 116 strikeouts and 36 walks in 131 innings. He missed more than one month from May 29 through July 4 with a strained oblique. 

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