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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Grady Sizemore, Jon Lester

Today's links show you a long home run off Mike Napoli's bat, Will Middlebrooks' focus on defense this spring, and Jon Lester's contract running out at the perfect time.

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His strike out totals aren't a great reflection, but Mike Napoli has a good, evolving approach at the plate. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Speaking of Napoli, he crushed a baseball yesterday. (Jared Carrabis; Sox Space)

Chad Finn preaches the virtue of patience when it comes to Grady Sizemore. (Chad Finn;

Our own Marc Normandin believes it's time we start to think of what Sizemore's role with the Red Sox will be, though, so long as he can get through the spring. (Marc Normandin; Over the Monster)

While his bat is everyone's focus heading into this season, Will Middlebrooks is focused on making an impact in the field as well. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts are done thinking about Stephen Drew. (Rob Bradford;

Yesterday was the first time AJ Pierzynski caught Jon Lester, and it was a good start to learning how to call his games. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Lester's timing for needing a new contract couldn't have worked out much better for him. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)