Back in 2010, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was toiling in the Minor Leagues when he suddenly decided he'd had enough of baseball and simply quit. He packed his bags and headed for his hometown of Lompoc, Calif. Almost seven years later, Duffy has emerged as the team ace and one of the top left-handed starters in baseball.
Nearly four years after coming out of retirement to resurrect his career, pitcher Blaine Boyer is looking forward to the opportunity to reunite with the Braves and pitch just a few miles from his childhood home. He signed a Minor League deal with the team Tuesday.