Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Duffy to start KC Royals Opening Day

March 26, 2017 - 8:06 pm

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Danny Duffy, who began the 2016 season in the bullpen, will be the Opening Day starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.

Manager Ned Yost also announced the rest of his rotation Saturday. Ian Kennedy will start the second game and the April 10 home opener against Oakland. Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas and Nathan Karns will round out the rotation in that order.

Kansas City opens the season April 3 at Minnesota.

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