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Diamondbacks Rumored to Target Right-Handed Hitter for DH Role

Sep 30, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Adam Duvall (18) rounds second base on a second inning triple against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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To complement Joc Pederson, the Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly interested in acquiring a right-handed bat for the designated hitter spot.

According to MLB Network’s Mark Feinsand, potential targets for the D-backs include Adam Duvall, Randal Grichuk, and Tommy Pham.

Adam Duvall, a 10-year veteran who has played with three different teams in the past three seasons, including a recent stint with the Red Sox, posted a .247 batting average and a .834 OPS in 2023. Notably, he led the league in RBIs with 113 two years ago and hit a career-high 38 home runs.

Duvall does have postseason experience as well, mainly via his time with the Braves where he played a role in their World Series victory over the Houston Astros.

Similarly, Randal Grichuk, an 11-year veteran who has played for three different teams in the past three seasons, offers postseason experience and power potential. During the first half of the 2023 season with the Colorado Rockies, he posted a .308 batting average through 64 games.

Meanwhile, Tommy Pham, who spent last season with the Diamondbacks, would seamlessly fit in Arizona if signed. Primarily serving as a designated hitter, Pham had some extremely hot stretches with the Diamondbacks. This includes the month of June where he posted a .349 batting average and hit 6 home runs. He also delivered two four-hit games during the D-backs’ 2023 World Series run.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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