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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Carp, Mike Napoli, Daniel Bard

Today's links include stories on two unexpected contributors in Boston's outfield, a newcomer who is adjusting to his new role in Boston seamlessly, and some of the best stats from the start of the season.

Jim Rogash

In one of the most surprising developments of the young season, Mike Carp has been killing the ball in 2013. His success is another example of Boston's buy-low philosophy. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Along with Carp, Daniel Nava has also had some early success this year. Together, they are holding down their positions as great outfield depth. (Tony Lee; ESPN Boston)

Prior to coming to Boston, Mike Napoli spent most of his time on the field as a catcher. He's quickly learning to love the first base position, though. (Rob Bradford;

Over the weekend, phenom Bryce Harper played in his 162nd career game, and Dave Cameron has some incredible stats to show how great the outfielder has been. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)

With Joel Hanrahan returning to the team from the disabled list, Daniel Bard is heading back down to AA Portland. (Peter Abraham;

The Yankees had an offseason that suggests they are taking MLB's luxury tax pretty seriously, but their budget may have been overstated. (Emma Span; Sports on Earth)

April is coming to a close, so Daniel Poarch looks at some stats from Boston's first month of 2013. (Daniel Poarch; Fire Brand of the AL)

Jay Jaffe looks back on a brilliant start by former Red Sox prospect Anibal Sanchez. (Jay Jaffe; Sports Illustrated)