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Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Nava, David Ortiz, Andrew Bailey

Today's links bring stories on topics such as what a hot April start means for Boston, Shane Victorino's return date, and an interesting theoretical change to baseball.

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Last night, Daniel Nava hit his fifth home run of the season, and has continued to prove himself early on this year. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

The Red Sox were the best team in baseball in the month of April, and that's been a very good sign in the recent past. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

His health has been questionable the last couple of seasons, but when he's healthy David Ortiz can be one of the biggest difference-makers in the division. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

Though it's likely not practical, Joe Posnanski presents an interesting change to baseball's landscape. (Joe Posnanski; NBC Sports)

After being acquired prior to the 2012 season, Andrew Bailey struggled in his first year with the Red Sox. He has rebounded in a big way so far in 2013, though. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

RJ Anderson looks at six players who have had surprising amounts of success in the first month of the season. (RJ Anderson; Baseball Prospectus)

Shane Victorino has been out of action for about a week now, but it looks like his return is approaching. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

The Yankees have suffered a lot of injuries in their lineup already, but Travis Hafner is part of a crew of replacements playing well through April. (Jack Moore; Fangraphs)