MLB Rumors: Red Sox Linked To Free Agent Slugger

The Boston Red Sox have lost some thump in their lineup, with not only the defection of shortstop Xander Bogaerts to San Diego, but also with his presumed successor at short, Trevor Story, set to miss at least half the season after surgery. 

The latest rumor has them looking at the top power bat still remaining on the free agent market, Adam Duvall.

Duvall, who is only one year removed from a 38-HR, 113-RBI season with the Atlanta Braves, reportedly has "a robust market that includes offers from multiple teams," according to Chris Cotillo of MassLive. 

The 34-year-old had a down year in 2022, hitting just .213 with a .677 OPS and launching only 12 home runs in 86 games. A troublesome wrist, which ended his season in July, is partly to blame.

If the BoSox are able to land Duvall, reports say he would take over in center field, allowing Kiké Hernandez to move back into the infield, where the Sox are now hurting at shortstop and second base (where Story played last season). 

Duvall has a nine-year career marks of 163 home runs, a .230 average and a .755 OPS.

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