A more low-key move to fill in the potential outfield void left by moving Davis behind the plate would be Boston Red Sox right fielder Alex Verdugo. Verdugo’s name has come up in rumors more than once this off-season. Given that 2024 will be the last year of his contract, Verdugo makes sense as a trade candidate.
Through 602 plate appearances, Verdugo batted .264/.324/.421 with a .322 wOBA, and 98 wRC+. He had a miniscule 15.4% strikeout rate with a walk rate clocking in at 7.5%. His 13 home runs also matched a career-high. Verdugo was a good defensive right fielder last year for the Red Sox with +9 DRS and +1 OAA at the position.