Kansas City Royals ace Danny Duffy is out the next 6-8 weeks with a serious oblique strain. Duffy got shelled during his outing on Sunday and afterwards reported the oblique pain. Subsequent testing revealed the extent of the strain and so now Duffy will be out through the All-Star break. Duffy has been pitching well most of the season and his K/9 rate was rising the last few weeks after lagging early on. Needless to say, this is a big loss to Duffy's fantasy baseball owners who are down a big arm.