CLEVELAND (AP) — Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a sore elbow.
Duffy had been scheduled to start Sunday in the finale of a three-game series against the Indians.
Duffy missed a month earlier in the season with a strained right oblique. His latest injury comes as the Royals are trying to stay in the playoff chase. Duffy is 8-8 with a 3.78 ERA in 21 starts.
Kansas City is third in the AL Central and trails first-place Cleveland by seven games. The Royals are 1 1/2 games out in the wild-card race.
Rookie left-hander Eric Skoglund will start Sunday. The Royals also purchased the contract of lefty Onelki Garcia from Triple-A Omaha.