DH option for the Red Sox No. 6) Adam Duvall
Adam Duvall may be a free agent or could be resigned, so I consider him part of the overall DH picture. Duvall is 35 years old, and his best days on the defensive side departed a few seasons ago. However, Duvall is still a capable defender, but maybe his future is that of a DH.
In 2023, Duvall suffered a hustle injury that cost him a chunk of his season, finishing with 92 games. Those 92 games produced what was expected, with 21 home runs, a .247 average, 58 RBI, a 31.2 K%, and a swing and miss slumps followed by carrying the offense for a week.
Duvall can be frustrating or exhilarating, depending on how he is hitting. Still, the righty posted a 116 wRC+ and 1.9 fWAR. Slotted into the middle of the lineup, Duvall is a run producer.
The situation for Duvall returning is based on mutual need and money. Does Duvall want to return? Do the Red Sox even want him? Then there is the money, which last season was $7.5 million.
My pick would be to bring Duvall back since he has that right-handed power stroke and can fill in defensively when needed. Duvall is not the perfect solution, and after Ortiz, few could be, but in the short term, this is the right time and the right place.