Danny Duffy indicated he felt some lingering stiffness in his left shoulder when he played catch on Tuesday afternoon, but he still intended to throw a bullpen session on Friday. The Royals placed Duffy on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis on Monday.
Duffy had received a cortisone injection in his shoulder last Friday. He was unable to throw a scheduled bullpen session on Sunday. His game of catch on Tuesday was his first bit of throwing since the injection.
“When he threw, he said there was like a little pea-sized spot in his shoulder,” manager Ned Yost said. “And it was at the injection site that he felt it. But four days ago, it felt like a softball. So it’s definitely getting better.”
Duffy will likely make at least one rehabilitation start before he rejoins the team. He had allowed 14 runs in his previous three starts.