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Daily Red Sox Links: Christian Vazquez, Torey Lovullo, Andrew Friedman

Today's links look at the ebb and flow of a young player's early career, the vacancy at hitting coach, and a couple of pitchers in the low-minors.

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If this postseason can teach us anything, it's that patience is key with young players. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Despite the numbers not being great last year, there are plenty of reasons to be confident in Christian Vazquez as the starting catcher in 2015. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Where do the Red Sox stand as an organization at the shortstop position? (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Torey Luvullo has received some interest from a few teams with managerial openings, but you can cross him off Texas' list. (Rob Bradford;

Meanwhile, the Red Sox are currently without a hitting coach, and should begin looking for a replacement very soon. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Sox Prospects continues to review Boston's top-40 prospects, this time looking at Cody Kukuk and Jamie Callahan. (Sox Prospects Staff)

In some major AL East news, the Rays have lost their GM Andrew Friedman to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Chris Cotillo; MLB Daily Dish)