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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig

Today's links look at minor-league wages, a new contract for Ben Cherington, and how the team plans to utilize Koji Uehara.

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Brian MacPherson has a really great and important article on the criminally underpaid minor-league baseball players. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

There aren't any specific details out as of now, but it appears the organization has locked up Ben Cherington in a new deal. (Bill Baer; Hardball Talk)

This comes on the heels of the John Farrell extension, something that Terry Francona was a fan of. (John Tomase;

Farrell is getting real sick of answering questions about the lack of an "ace." (Rick Weber; ESPN Boston)

He also made some waves naming Shane Victorino the starting right fielder, but insists there will be playing time for Mookie Betts. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

He also outlined the plan with Koji Uehara. (Jen McCaffrey;

Allen Craig knows just how important this spring may be for his future. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Alexei Ogando will also be a fascinating player to watch in camp this year. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)