MLB rumors: Shohei Ohtani, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates

Jul 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller (23) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller (23) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Adam Duvall of the Boston Red Sox
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 02: Adam Duvall #18 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on April 02, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Nick Grace/Getty Images) /

Atlanta Braves rumors: A reunion with Adam Duvall in the cards?

According to Sean McAdam of MassLive.com, Adam Duvall, currently with the Boston Red Sox, could be a trade target for the Atlanta Braves. In his article, McAdam writes, “The Sox could conceivably trade Duvall – the Braves are said to have some interest in yet another reunion with him – to acquire some pitching or fill other needs.”

It wouldn’t be the first time that the Braves have been interested in bringing Duvall aboard. On July 30, 2021, Duvall was traded by the Miami Marlins to the Atlanta Braves for Alex Jackson. It was part of a grand plan for Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos to rebuild his outfield and turn it into a strength for the Braves. Duvall was one of the keys to Atlanta not only turning around their season, but also securing the World Series that year.

Could the 34-year-old Duvall have one more bit of magic in him to help the Braves back to the Fall Classic in 2023? It would be a different scenario as Atlanta is already churning through their schedule and looking like the favorites to win the NL pennant. Duvall would likely be brought on as more depth rather than being counted on to carry the load this time around.

For what it’s worth, Duvall seems happy in Boston (who is battling for their own postseason spot), telling McAdam, “It’ll be a surprise to me if something happens. I really like this group of guys.”

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