Report: Braves interested in Adam Duvall reunion

MLB: JUL 19 Red Sox at Athletics

This should make everyone in Braves Country crack a smile. According to Sean McAdam of, “The Braves are said to have some interest in yet another reunion with (Adam Duvall).”

The Red Sox are currently 2.0 games out of the Wild Card, but they are tied for last place in the AL East. Boston’s front office has also been very upfront with their awarenesses regarding the quality of their team. They’ve overachieved to this point, and a World Series in 2023 is the closest thing to a pipe dream. A lot will depend on what happens over the next week. If they lose any more ground, expect them to sell their spare parts.

Adam Duvall is currently on a one-year, $7 million deal. If the Red Sox do sell, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that he will be on another team come August 2nd, and the Braves are a perfect fit.

First and foremost, remember the last time Atlanta traded for Adam Duvall? Yeah, they went on to win the World Series, and he provided the city with one of the most memorable sports moments in history.

Duvall’s Red Sox career got off to a scorching start. He had five doubles and four homers in the team’s first nine games, but a broken wrist sidelined him for two months.

Duvall hasn’t been the same since, hitting .194 with three homers over his last 31 games, but the Braves know exactly what they are getting in the 2021 World Series champion, and they could use his presence in the lineup.

Upgrading left field may not seem like Atlanta’s top priority. Eddie Rosario has been just fine, and Marcell Ozuna has been an above average DH. However, Adam Duvall is an upgrade over Rosario in left field defensively and is similar offensively. Adding Duvall would give Brian Snitker a plethora of options every night. He could roll with the hot hand, or choose to platoon Ozuna and Rosario as the DH.

That kind of versatility cannot be understated. Given Adam Duvall is only owed about $2.3 million for the rest of the season and won’t cost a boatload of prospects, a trade for him makes too much sense if the Red Sox end up selling.

Photographer: Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire

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