Boston Red Sox

After multiple reports of ‘interest,’ the Red Sox are signing outfielder Adam Duvall as first reported by Craig Mish of the Miami Herald. According to Mish, the 34-year-old outfielder is getting a one-year, $7 million deal with performance bonuses that could increase the value to up to $10 million.

Adding Duvall to the roster gives the Red Sox some much-needed outfield depth behind Alex Verdugo, Kiké Hernández, Masataka Yoshida, Jarren Duran, and Rob Refsnyder. The move also gives the Red Sox the flexibility to play Hernández – a true utility player – in the infield which is something the team may need to do following Trevor Story’s elbow surgery.

  • Duvall, a righty both at the plate and in the field, spent 2021 with the Braves, where he slashed .213/.276/.401 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs in 86 games. A wrist injury in late July ended his season.

    Prior to that, Duvall had a career year in 2021. He began the year with the Marlins before being traded to Atlanta, but overall slashed .228/.281/.491 in 146 games. He hit 38 home runs and drove in 113 RBIs, which led the National League. Defensively, he won his first career Gold Glove after playing 77 games in right field, 51 in left field, and 30 in center.

    Over the course of his nine-year career, Duvall is a .230/.289/.465 hitter who averages 32 home runs per full season. In addition to the Braves and Marlins he’s also played for the Giants and Reds, including an All-Star year with Cincinnati in 2016. This will be his first time in the American League.

    Once Duvall passes his physical and the deal is official, the team will need to make a corresponding move to clear room on the 40-man roster. They’ve already DFA’d pitchers Darwinzon Hernandez and Connor Seabold in the past weeks to open up room for other signings.

  • Adam Duvall’s career stats

     
    Year Age Tm G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG Awards
    2014 25 SFG 28 73 14 2 0 3 5 3 20 .192 .234 .342
    2015 26 CIN 27 64 14 2 0 5 9 6 26 .219 .306 .484
    2016 27 CIN 150 552 133 31 6 33 103 41 164 .241 .297 .498 AS
    2017 28 CIN 157 587 146 37 3 31 99 39 170 .249 .301 .480
    2018 29 TOT 138 384 75 20 0 15 61 37 117 .195 .274 .365
    2018 29 CIN 105 331 68 19 0 15 61 34 100 .205 .286 .399
    2018 29 ATL 33 53 7 1 0 0 0 3 17 .132 .193 .151
    2019 30 ATL 41 120 32 4 1 10 19 7 39 .267 .315 .567
    2020 31 ATL 57 190 45 8 0 16 33 15 54 .237 .301 .532
    2021 32 TOT 146 513 117 17 2 38 113 35 174 .228 .281 .491 GG
    2021 32 MIA 91 314 72 10 1 22 68 21 105 .229 .277 .478
    2021 32 ATL 55 199 45 7 1 16 45 14 69 .226 .287 .513
    2022 33 ATL 86 287 61 16 1 12 36 21 101 .213 .276 .401
    Career 830 2770 637 137 13 163 478 204 865 .230 .289 .465
    162 avg 162 541 124 27 3 32 93 40 169 .230 .289 .465
    Total ATL 272 849 190 36 3 54 133 60 280 .224 .285 .464
    CIN 439 1534 361 89 9 84 272 120 460 .235 .297 .469
    SFG 28 73 14 2 0 3 5 3 20 .192 .234 .342
    MIA 91 314 72 10 1 22 68 21 105 .229 .277 .478
    Bold season totals indicate player led league.
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 1/18/2023.
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