Royals place Duffy on DL
Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a sore elbow. Duffy had been scheduled to start Sunday in the finale of a three-game series against the Indians.
Duffy missed a month earlier in the season with a strained right oblique. His latest injury comes as the Royals are trying to stay in the playoff chase. Duffy is 8-8 with a 3.78 ERA in 21 starts. Kansas City is third in the AL Central and trails first-place Cleveland by seven games. The Royals are 1 ½ games out in the wild-card race.
Rookie left-hander Eric Skoglund will start Sunday. The Royals also purchased the contract of lefty Onelki Garcia from Triple-A Omaha.
Delmonico heads to DL
The Chicago White Sox have placed rookie Nicky Delmonico on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist. The 25-year-old Delmonico, who can play a couple different positions, got hurt during Thursday night’s 5-1 victory against Minnesota. He was scratched from Friday’s lineup against Detroit.
Nats getting healthier
As Bryce Harper misses baseball while on the disabled list, many of his Nationals teammates are getting close to being healthy again. Even with Harper still out with a bone bruise in his left knee and no timetable for his return, the Nationals are about to get some reinforcements. Stephen Strasburg is back on the mound, ace Max Scherzer could return from a neck injury as soon as Sunday and shortstop Trea Turner and outfielder Jayson Werth aren’t too far behind.
Scherzer threw a bullpen session Saturday and would be in line to pitch the night game in Washington’s doubleheader with the New York Mets on Sunday. Manager Dusty Baker said Scherzer, who last pitched Aug. 13, was “very close.”