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Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Bard, Jonny Gomes, Jackie Bradley

Today's links include stories on Brandon Workman's development in the minors, Clay Buchholz's nice spring training, and the Yankees' acquisition of Vernon Wells.

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Daniel Bard is making progress in his comeback attempt this spring, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be ready for major-league competition come Opening Day. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

He may be a little far down on the depth chart, but Brandon Workman is showing that he can provide some good value whenever he gets called up to Boston. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Jonny Gomes hasn't played with Jackie Bradley much this season, but cautions against reading too much into spring stats. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Jay Jaffe is struggling to find the positives for New York in their move to acquire Vernon Wells. (Jay Jaffe; Sports Illustrated)

One of the keys to the team's season is Clay Buchholz, who is feeling great heading towards Opening Day. (Peter Abraham; Boston.com)

Yesterday was one of Jackie Bradley's toughest opponents yet in Cliff Lee, and he certainly stepped up. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Mariano Rivera will be retiring at the end of the season, and Ben Lindbergh wondered where he would rank among all-time pitchers. (Ben Lindbergh; Baseball Prospectus) ($$$$)

In yesterday's game against the Phillies, Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a minor injury scare and had to leave the game. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)