The Dodgers continue to bolster their roster via free agency, reportedly agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Danny Duffy. The contract, which is pending a physical, also contains a club option for the 2023 season.
It marks a return to Southern California for the left-hander, whom the Dodgers acquired from the Royals in advance of last summer’s trade deadline. Duffy, unfortunately, never could take the field in Dodger blue. At the time of the trade, he was on the injured list with a flexor strain in his forearm. The hope had been that he could return late in the season for a club that was obviously headed to the playoffs, but that proved not to be. He suffered a setback in early September and was shut down for the year. The setback will prevent him from starting the season on time.
Today, Danny Duffy has passed his Dodgers physical, source said. He is expected to return around midseason and pitch out of the bullpen. The deal contains a club option for 2023 that is worth $7 million that can become $10 million if he pitches 15 games and 15 innings this season.
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