Today's links look at the struggles on pinch hitting in April, John Farrell's punishment for his replay comments, and the various injuries suffered by the Red Sox already.
Pinch-hitting can always be a difficult task, but it is especially hard in the first month of the year. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
What do we make of Andrew Miller's possible impact on this year's team? (Alex Skillin; Fire Brand of the AL)
Xander Bogaerts has struggled a bit to start the year, and it's his first real slump of his career. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)
John Farrell had his fine handed down for criticizing the replay system. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com)
Rob Bradford looks at what exactly has gone wrong early on in this season. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
In the first couple of weeks of the 2014 season, the Red Sox have seen their share of bumps and bruises. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)
Injuries aren't exactly unique to Boston, though, as there have been plenty of notable injuries around the league already this season. (Baseball Prospectus Staff)