Mar 25, 2010, 12:15 PM EST
The Royals’ Danny Duffy isn’t necessarily an elite prospect, but he is considered their most advanced minor league starter, has played in the futures game and seems to have a good shot at playing in the majors one day. That is he did before yesterday, when he quit.
According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, Duffy left camp on Tuesday night after informing the team that
he was quitting baseball and “reassessing his life priorities.” Duffy has had an elbow injury this spring and wasn’t slated to start pitching until mid-May. No word if the injury had anything to do with it or if something else is going on.
And really, who knows? If recent history is any guide it could be anything from drugs to anxiety to a desire to join the priesthood to the sincere belief that he can make a career in the movies.
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