The Kansas City Royals have faced plenty of on-field troubles recently. Now, it appears they have a problem to worry about off the field as well.
Pitcher Danny Duffy was cited Sunday night for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Overland Park Municipal Court records show Duffy was pulled over near 135th and Metcalf just before 8 p.m. Duffy's first hearing date is set for Sept. 19.
The Royals were in Cleveland, Ohio, this past weekend and were swept in three straight shut-outs by the Indians. Duffy had returned to Kansas City a day early to undergo tests for an injured elbow. The team recently placed him on the disabled list.
The Royals have lost five games in a row and are on a franchise-record 43-inning scoreless streak going into tonight’s game at Kauffman Stadium.
Kyle Palmer is KCUR's morning newscaster and reporter. You can follow him on Twitter @kcurkyle.