LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy and cash considerations from the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated outfielder DJ Peters for assignment.
Duffy, 32, appeared in 13 games (12 starts) for the Royals this season, going 4-3 with a 2.51 ERA (17 ER/61.0 IP) and 65 strikeouts against 22 walks. He was placed on the injured list on July 20 with a left flexor strain but was 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP) in three July starts. The Lompoc, CA native is in his 11th season with the Royals organization and is a combined 68-68 with a 3.95 ERA (514 ER/1172.1 IP) and 1,048 strikeouts. He was drafted by the Royals in the third round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft out of Cabrillo High School.
Peters, 25, appeared in 18 games for the Dodgers this season, batting .192 with one homer and four RBI. In five minor league seasons with the Dodgers organization, he hit .266 (503-for-1894) with 96 homers and 290 RBI. He had been with the organization since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Western Nevada College.