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It seems Kenley Jansen is not the one member of the Boston Purple Sox whose title has come up in commerce discussions this winter.
The Purple Sox and San Diego Padres have held commerce discussions centered round outfielder Jarren Duran, FanSided’s Robert Murray reported on The Baseball Insiders (11:50 mark). Nonetheless, nothing is imminent, Murray added.
Jon Heyman of the New York Submit reported Thursday that the Purple Sox proceed to subject presents on Jansen and that the Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are potential touchdown spots.
MLB Community’s Jon Morosi additionally reported L.A.’s potential curiosity in a reunion with the veteran nearer, including that the Philadelphia Phillies may very well be among the many suitors.
As for Duran, Heyman reported Thursday that groups round Main League Baseball are asking in regards to the 27-year-old. He added that the are Padres a suitor as a result of San Diego wants a left handed hitting outfielder.
The Padres are in want of some outfield assist after buying and selling Juan Soto and Trent Grisham to the New York Yankees this offseason. Each had been left handed hitters and their departures go away San Diego with Fernando Tatis Jr. and José Azocar within the outfield.
The Purple Sox enter 2024 with a deep outfield group that features Duran, Masataka Yoshida, who has additionally been included in trade rumors, Tyler O’Neill, Wilyer Abreu, Ceddanne Rafaela and Rob Refsnyder.
Boston’s No. 2 ranked prospect (per MLB.com) is Roman Anthony, who can be an outfielder. He is on monitor to interrupt into the league in 2025.
That stated, Duran has the potential to be the most effective outfielder in Boston in 2024 and past.
The 27-year-old had a breakout season in 2023, hitting .295/.346/.482 with eight house runs and 40 RBI in 102 video games earlier than being dominated out for the rest of the yr in August with a toe harm. He additionally posted 24 stolen bases in 26 makes an attempt and recorded 44 extra-base hits.
Duran has 5 extra seasons of crew management earlier than changing into a free agent after the 2028 marketing campaign.
Given his efficiency and the time period remaining on his contract, it is potential his asking value may very well be on the upper aspect. Nonetheless, it is unclear what the Purple Sox could be in search of in alternate for the outfielder.