The Dodgers made their first official splash of the trade deadline on Thursday with the rumor that a trade was in place for left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy. That move has now been made officially official.
The Dodgers acquired LHP 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 OF DJ Peters for assignment.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 29, 2021
In the unfortunate business side of baseball, the team designated for assignment outfielder DJ Peters to make room on the 40-man roster.
Duffy, 32, spent all 11 years of his big league career with the Kansas City Royals. The left-hander has put together a 68-68 record over 234 games (204 starts) with a 3.95 ERA. In 2021, his 2.51 ERA is the second-best of his career.
He waived his “10 and 5” (10 years in MLB with the last 5 being with the same team) no trade rights to allow the move.
Notably, Duffy is currently on the injured list while he works his way back from a forearm flexor strain, his second such injury of the season. KC GM Dayton Moore recently said that he was expecting the lefty back in 3-4 weeks.
Peters, 25, made his MLB debut with the Dodgers this season, collecting 5 hits in 26 at-bats with one home run. While he struggled making contact in his short time with the big league squad, he was an on base machine posting a .382 on-base percentage on the back of 8 walks.