The Boston Red Sox have added another powerful bat to their mix.
Earlier this morning, the team signed veteran slugger Adam Duvall to a one-year contract.
The deal is worth $7 million with an additional $3 million in incentives.
Boston had already added Masataka Yoshida and Justin Turner to bolster their offense.
With Duvall, they have added another power bat and somebody who can play solid defense out in left field, as well as spell Bobby Dalbec at first base.
MLB analyst Craig Mish was the first to report the news of the Duvall signing, revealing the details and terms of the contract.
Free Agent Outfielder Adam Duvall is in agreement with the Boston Red Sox. The deal is 1 year $7 million Dollars. Performance bonuses could get the deal up to $10 million dollars per source.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 18, 2023
Drafted in the 11th round in 2010, Duvall made his debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2014 before being dealt to the Cincinnati Reds in the Mike Leake deal.
The slugger was dealt to the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline in 2018 and played in Atlanta until signing a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins prior to the 2021 season.
Duvall was later traded back to the Braves and played a key role in the team’s run to the World Series.
The 34-year-old owns a career batting average of .230 with an On-Base Percentage of .289, a slugging percentage of .465, and a total of 163 home runs.
Despite losing Xander Bogaerts, the Red Sox have been busy this offseason.
With this move, Boston could potentially move super utilityman Enrique Hernandez to the shortstop position while they wait for Trevor Story to return from elbow surgery.
Boston will hope for a bounce-back season after finishing at the bottom of the AL East.