Left-hander Danny Duffy has suffered a setback while throwing a bullpen session on Friday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said to The Los Angeles Times’ Mike DiGiovanna). The setback is related to Duffy’s left elbow, which is the flexor strain has kept Duffy from pitching since July 16.
As a result, the Dodgers have shut Duffy down from throwing. According to Roberts, “it doesn’t look great” that Duffy will pitch again in 2021 or ever. Also, here is what Andrew Friedman told reporters about Duffy:
"It’s possible” Duffy will need to undergo Tommy John surgery (his second) if he wants to continue pitching but that hasn’t been determined yet. Friedman said Duffy is “trying to figure out what the next step” is in his career and acknowledged that it might be retirement for Duffy, who will turn 33 in December."
Since Duffy’s contract is up after the season, it is quite possible his Los Angeles tenure will end without an official pitch thrown in Dodger Blue.
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