March 19, 2014 6:02 PM

Royals decide pitcher Danny Duffy will succeed or fail on the big-league level

For weeks, Royals officials said that Danny Duffy was best served heading to Class AAA Omaha to work as a starter. The winds changed as Duffy, the 25-year-old lefty, floundered this spring, and the organization pondered how to actualize his considerable, confounding talent while protecting his surgically-repaired arm. The exact plan has not been decided upon, but their hopes for Duffy have not changed.

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