July 25, 2024

Any remaining hopes for a reunion between slugger Adam Duvall and the Boston Red Sox have been dashed. The Atlanta Braves revealed on Thursday that they inked Duvall to a one-year contract worth $3 million. This marks Duvall’s third tenure with the Braves, having previously played for them from 2018 to 2020 and in 2021 and 2022. He was part of the Braves’ 2021 World Series-winning squad.

Last month, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic had indicated that the Red Sox were still actively seeking outfield options, including Adam Duvall, among other veteran players. Duvall’s situation mirrored that of Justin Turner, who also played for the Red Sox on a one-year deal in 2023. Both players contributed to the team’s success, but neither received significant interest from other clubs in free agency, despite being open to returning to Boston. However, neither Duvall nor Turner will be part of the Red Sox roster for the 2024 season.

During his tenure with the Red Sox last season, Duvall showcased his power by hitting 21 home runs and driving in 58 RBIs while maintaining a .247 batting average. He began the season as Boston’s Opening Day center fielder and had a strong start, recording three home runs and 12 RBIs in his first seven games. Unfortunately, his season was interrupted when he fractured his wrist while attempting a catch on April 9, and he didn’t return until June 9.

With the emergence of Jarren Duran in center field last season, the acquisition of Tyler O’Neill in the offseason, and the organization’s optimism regarding prospects such as Ceddanne Rafaela and Wilyer Abreu, there appeared to be limited space for Duvall in the Boston outfield moving forward.

Sep 3, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Adam Duvall (18) celebrates

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