KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals announced today that left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Omaha. In order to make room for Duffy on the 40-man roster, the Royals have designated left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno for assignment. Kansas City also announced that outfielder Quintin Berry has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Omaha.
Duffy, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound left-handed pitcher, has been sidelined the entire season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery. Duffy, who is starting tonight for Omaha at Oklahoma City, has made 3 rehab starts. He has an 11.70 ERA with 8 walks and 10 strikeouts in 10.0 innings for the Storm Chasers. Duffy made six starts for the Royals last season, sporting a 2-2 record with a 3.90 ERA, registering 28 strikeouts in 27.2 innings, before suffering an elbow injury on May 13, 2012.
Bueno was 1-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 23 appearances (1 start) for the Storm Chasers this season. The 5-foot-10 lefty was signed as a minor league free agent on November 17, 2011. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Braves as a non-drafted free agent in 2006.
Berry was claimed off waivers by the Royals on June 4 and designated for assignment on June 23. He has played in 9 games for the Storm Chasers, batting .194 with one homer, 4 RBI and 5 stolen bases.