The outfielder Adam Duvall has agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract with the Red Sox, sources confirmed that he will give Boston an option to help compensate for the offense that was lost due to his departure J.D. Martinez.
Duvall 34, who is struggling, went through an injury-plagued season for the Braves this past year, slashing .212 along with 12 homers as well as an .677 OPS. Duvall played as an All-Star in 2016 playing for the Reds and also won the Gold Glove for his play with the Marlins and Braves in 2021. In that year, Duvall hit 38 homers and scored 113 runs.
In this offseason it appears that the Red Sox have lost shortstop Xander Bogaerts and Martinez to free agency and just last week, Infielder Trevor Story went through a major elbow operation; Story is likely to miss a significant part of the 2023 season.
Alex Cora is the manager. Alex Cora must rebuild the middle of his team in the form of Rafael Devers, choosing from Duvall and recently signed insider Justin Turner, and outfielder Alex Verdugo and many other players. The biggest investment made by Boston in the offseason is an agreement for Masataka Yoshida who was a hitter for a high average and frequently hit the ball during his time in Japan. Yoshida is considered to be an average or below-average defender by several rival executive teams and is not a player with power.
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The agreement between Duvall and the company will take effect once he has passed an examination for physical fitness and will include the possibility of up to $3 million in potential bonuses for performance.