Red Sox slugger an option for the Mets outfield in 2024?
The Red Sox are likely going to part ways with some of their free agents this winter. One of those players will likely be outfielder Adam Duvall. The veteran will enter free agency and could have a suitor right away.
The New York Mets could be a fit for Duvall, after spending one season in Boston, according to SNY's Danny Abriano.
"Their only returning starting outfielder is (Brandon Nimmo), and they can theoretically have Jeff McNeil play one of the corner spots," Abriano said. "But they're going to have to add another starting-caliber outfielder. Joc Pederson, Adam Duvall, and old friend Tommy Pham are among the free agent options."
Duvall had an interesting season with the Red Sox. After starting out red hot at the plate, the slugger broke his left wrist just eight games into the year.
He suffered the injury when he attempted to make a diving catch on liner that was falling fast in center field. The veteran wound up rolling his left wrist and suffered the fracture.
Duvall appeared in 92 games in total, he clubbed 21 home runs with 58 RBIs, 24 doubles, and a .247/.303/.531 slash line.
The likelihood Duvall returns to the Red Sox is slim. Boston is already committed to Masataka Yoshida, Jarren Duran, Ceddanne Rafaela, Wilyer Abreu and Alex Verdugo in their outfield. There’s a strong possibility the Red Sox will subtract from the names group above, but with Duvall seeking to remain an everyday player, the Mets are an intriguing option.
During the Red Sox free agent pursuit for Duvall last winter, the right-handed hitter also considered the Mets, per source.
The Mets targeted Duvall prior to him signing with the Red Sox. Ultimately the 35-year-old chose Boston for consistent playing time. New York would end up signing Tommy Pham.
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