Official: Duffy to start Wednesday for KC

The Kansas City Royals on Tuesday morning confirmed that Omaha pitching prospect Danny Duffy has been promoted to Kansas City.

Danny Duffy is scheduled to start on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers in Kansas City. The 22-year-old southpaw arrives in Kansas City after making seven starts for Triple-A Omaha this year, where he posted a 3-1 record with a 3.00 ERA. In 36.0 innings for the Storm Chasers, Duffy fanned 43 batters while issuing just 10 walks and holding his Pacific Coast League opponents to a collective .227 batting average.

Duffy was originally acquired by the Royals in the third round of the 2007 draft. Through five seasons in the minor leagues, the 6-foot-3 left-hander holds a career record of 27-14 with a 2.79 ERA. Prior to the 2011 season, Royals Corner ranked Duffy as the Royals organization's eighth-best prospect.

The Royals will make Duffy's promotion official on Wednesday, when the club will announce a corresponding move to clear room on the active and 40-man rosters.

UPDATE (4/18/11): To clear space on the 40-man roster, the Royals on Wednesday designated RHP Kanekoa Texeira for assignment. Duffy took the active roster spot of Kyle Davies, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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