The Cincinnati Reds are all but done making major moves in free agency. President of baseball operations Nick Krall has done a nice job of adding several players from outside the organization in an effort to bolster the team's chances of competing in 2024.
But there are still several players looking for work this offseason. Shohei Ohtani's free agency excursion slowed the market early on, and it appears that a few of Scott Boras' clients have added to the slow market of late.
As such, several former Reds players are among the group still seeking to find a new team ahead of spring training. A few of those players had great relationships with the Cincinnati fanbase while playing for the Reds. Which five former Reds' fan favorites are still without a job?
1. Adam Duvall
Adam Duvall is a player that endeared himself to the Reds fanbase during his brief tenure in Cincinnati. Duvall played college ball just down the road at the University of Louisville, and his massive home runs were an awe-inspiring sight while the outfielder was a member of the Reds from 2015-2018.
Duvall is currently still on the free agent market. The 35-year-old has been a favorite among that group of Reds fans still hoping to see Cincinnati grab a right-handed hitting outfielder to complete their offseason shopping list.
Duvall has seen the free agent process play out a few times over the past couple of years. After being non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves in 2020, Duvall signed a free agent contract to play for the Miami Marlins in 2021. Duvall was traded back to Atlanta later that year and helped lead the Braves to a World Championship.
Duvall hit free agency again after the 2022 season and signed with Boston Red Sox last winter. After posting an OPS of .834 in Boston last season, it's a bit surprising that the slugger is still without a team heading into spring training. That's likely to change very soon.