4 former Red Sox struggling mightily during 2024 spring training

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The Boston Red Sox are off to a better-than-expected start to spring training, to the amazement of some fans and reporters. Many of their former players are not sharing the same fortunes though.

The Red Sox lost many key players for the coming season, and they're not making the impression many would have hoped for with their new clubs. A few former Sox even remain unsigned with just a few weeks until Opening Day.

There's still time for Boston's former pieces to find themselves and for any smaller injuries to clear up before the season begins. Spring training is a time for practice and readjustment to in-season life, after all.

With baseball season being so long, there is plenty of time for trends to form and break. Hopefully, these former Red Sox hit their stride for their new clubs (or find a club to play with) soon.

4 former Red Sox struggling mightily during 2024 spring training

Adam Duvall

Duvall had a one-year stint with the Red Sox in 2023, entered free agency after the season, and hasn't left yet. Duvall has been searching for a home for 2024 all winter and he's been connected to multiple clubs, including the Red Sox.

Duvall's long spell in free agency this winter likely has to do with the string of injuries he's dealt with in recent years. He made 86 appearances for the Braves in 2022 and 92 for the Sox last season due to issues with his left wrist. In 2022, he tore the tendon sheath in his wrist, which needed surgery to repair, and he re-aggravated the injury the following year in Boston.

Duvall still made an impact for Boston when he was healthy. He batted .247/.303/.531 with 21 home runs and brought some power to the batting order. His defense left something to be desired though, as he posted -3 outs above average. He also struck out 110 times last season.

With Opening Day just around the corner and injuries taking their toll on lineups already, Duvall may not be long for free agency. It has been reported that the outfielder is choosing between the Red Sox and Angels for his 2024 home.

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