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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.


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;

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)