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Daily Red Sox Links: Ryan Dempster, Brandon Workman, Dustin Pedroia

Today's links include a handful of stories on Ryan Dempster's departure, Brandon Workman's role this season, and the health of Dustin Pedroia.

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John Tomase explains how Ryan Dempster's departure adds a bit of flexibility for the Red Sox. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

On that same spectrum, Chad Finn lays out what the Red Sox might do with the money saved on Dempster. (Chad Finn;

Some prospects might stabilize Boston's rotation now that Dempster is gone. Alex Speier gives us some names and scouting reports on who may be those prospects. (Alex Speier;

Speier lists Brandon Workman as one of those potential prospects, but his role for this year is still undetermined. (Jason Mastrodonato;

That thumb of Dustin Pedroia is feeling just fine. (Associated Press via

Jon Lester is comfortably assimilating to a leadership role. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Ryan Dempster is not the only veteran starting pitcher taking the year off this season. (Jon Heyman; CBS Sports)

Over The Monster's own Matthew Kory takes a look at players who are on the rebound trail from an injury-riddled 2013. (Matthew Kory; Sports on Earth)

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