Found May 13, 2012 on Players View:

CHICAGO — Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was yanked from the first inning of Sunday’s game against the White Sox after sustaining an injury.

After an Adam Dunn fly out, Royals manager Ned Yost jogged out to the mound with a trainer and replaced Duffy with right-hander Luis Mendoza.

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