Duvall was non-tendered by Atlanta on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. While Duvall logged a .295 ISO and 116 wRC+ last season, Atlanta has Cristian Pache and Drew Waters waiting in the wings as much more affordable options in the outfield. Duvall will likely draw interest on the open market, but he may have to settle for a one-year deal as he heads into his age-32 season. His market would tick up if the designated hitter remains in the National League next season. He finished the year on the shelf with an oblique injury.
Duvall (oblique) was removed from Atlanta's NLCS roster Tuesday. The move appeared likely after Duvall left Game 1 on Monday with an oblique issue and seemed to be in a fair amount of pain. Postseason rules dictate that a player removed from the roster for one series will be ineligible to participate in the next, so Duvall won't be a factor in the World Series if the Braves manage to advance without him. Johan Camargo takes his place on the roster.
Manager Brian Snitker confirmed during Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers that Duvall suffered a left oblique injury, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Duvall appeared to be in a lot of pain after a swing in the second inning, and while it hasn't been confirmed just yet, it seems likely that he'll miss the remainder of the series. "I think he did it pretty good," stated Snitker regarding his outfielder's injury. If the Braves elect to remove Duvall from the roster for the rest of the NLCS, he'd be ineligible for the World Series, per Buster Olney of ESPN.
Duvall left Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Monday with an apparent left side injury, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. Duvall suffered the injury following a swing in the top of the second inning. He'll be labeled day-to-day until the extent of the injury becomes known. Duvall was replaced by Cristian Pache.
Duvall went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Reds in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Round. Duvall added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning against Raisel Iglesias. The homer is his only hit so far this postseason in nine trips to the plate.
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