Today's links include stories on the impact of David Ortiz's injury, Joel Hanrahan's spring troubles, and an eventful weekend for Alfredo Aceves.
If the injury to David Ortiz's achilles is more serious than we originally thought, Boston's lineup will be without some significant power. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
One of the worst performers this Spring Training for the Red Sox has been Joel Hanrahan, but he's not worrying about his struggles. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)
Over the weekend, Mariano Rivera officially announced that he would be retiring after the season. Rob Bradford wonders what it would take for former-closer Jonathan Papelbon to reach the greatness of Mo. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
It wasn't a spectacularly easy road, but team USA advanced past pool play in the first round in the World Baseball Classic. (Bill Baer; Hardball Talk)
Joe Reilly tackles five questions regarding Boston's chances in 2013. (Joe Reilly; Fire Brand of the AL)
There was a brawl between Canada and Mexico in the WBC this weekend, and a certain Red Sox pitcher was involved. (Peter Abraham; Boston.com)
Jurickson Profar and Oscar Taveras are two of the game's top prospects, but which team would say no if they were offered straight-up in a deal? (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)