NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas City starter Danny Duffy lasted just one pitch against the New York Yankees on Saturday, leaving because of left shoulder soreness.
Duffy threw a ball to Jacoby Ellsbury and walked around the mound in discomfort, causing catcher Salvador Perez to motion toward Kansas City’s dugout.
Manager Ned Yost went to the mound with training staff. After a brief discussion, Duffy handed the ball to Yost and walked off the field.
Duffy was relieved by Liam Hendriks, who retired Ellsbury and Derek Jeter, then allowed Martin Prado’s double and Mark Teixeira’s RBI single.
Duffy is 8-11 and third in the AL with a 2.42 ERA in 22 starts and six relief appearances.