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Danny Duffy plans to throw bullpen session for Royals on Friday

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) throws in the first inning during Saturday's baseball game against the New York Yankees on May 16, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) throws in the first inning during Saturday's baseball game against the New York Yankees on May 16, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

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.

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