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Royals to Call Up Danny Duffy

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According to Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports, the Royals plan on calling up Danny Duffy to pitch Wednesday against the Texas Rangers.

The move comes as no surprise as Duffy is clearly ready and has been touted by many for quite some time. He'll be the first of the Duffy-Montgomery-Lamb-Dwyer knockout punch to make his Major League debut but that shouldn't last for long.

Here's Rob Neyer's take:

Just a year ago, Duffy was out of baseball. He simply quit the game in March 2010, saying he wanted to reassess his life. But Duffy returned to the Royals in June, pitched brilliantly at four different levels -- finishing with seven Class AA starts -- and began this season with Triple-A Omaha. Duffy gets his fastball into the mid-90s, features a solid change-up and breaking ball, and controls the strike zone; this spring he's struck out 43 hitters and walked 10 in 36 innings.

This is another in several moves after Kyle Davies' injury and Mazzaro's very public 14-run outing last night and subsequent optioning to Omaha.