One of the Boston Red Sox’s best hitters to start the 2023 season will be on the disabled list for quite some time after suffering a broken wrist.
Adam Duvall, who joined the Red Sox this offseason, was running from center field to make a catch against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday when he fell to the grass without the ball.
Duvall got up in clear pain and the coaches came out to talk to him before he started walking toward the Red Sox dugout. He was deemed unable to return to play and tests would be conducted to determine the injury.
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The Red Sox announced Monday that X-rays confirmed a distal radius fracture in his left wrist. While no timeline was given for Duvall, fractures like this take four to six weeks to heal, according to MLB.com.
Duvall also came very close to making the play on Spencer Torkelson’s bloop single. But he didn’t just get on base, Boston lost a hitter who was leading the lineup.
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Duvall’s .455 average ranked third in the MLB to start the year, while he was tied for third with several players with four home runs. His 14 RBIs were also tied with three others for the MLB lead.
With Duvall sidelined, Raimel Tapia, who played with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, and Rob Refsnyder should see more playing time.
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Duvall is in the midst of his 10th MLB, having played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins before heading north to Fenway Park.
His hitting skills are the reason several teams wanted his services, with the ability to hit for power and with runners in scoring position.
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The Red Sox will now need others to take their place to regain their offensive production, which has helped the Red Sox to a 5-4 record thus far.