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Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Nava, Jackie Bradley, Trey Ball

Today's links look at last night's controversy surrounding Michael Pineda, Boston's shaky defense, and Jackie Bradley's defensive skills.

Jared Wickerham

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox were reminded of the element they were missing after the departure of Jacoby Ellsbury. (Alex Speier;

He had spent the last few weeks down in extended spring training, but Trey Ball is finally ready to see game action, and is heading to Greenville to make his 2014 debut. (Jim Cowell; Sox Prospects)

Former players weigh in on the pine tar controversy from last night. (Maureen Mullen;

Gordon Edes takes a quick look at the early struggles of Daniel Nava. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

One of the big reasons the Red Sox have gotten off to a slow start has been shaky work with the glove. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Where does Jackie Bradley rank among center fielders, defensively? (Jason Mastrodonato;

John Farrell doesn't seem thrilled he had to call out Michael Pineda, but declared that something had to be said. (Mike Petraglia;