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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Pablo Sandoval

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Today's links look at Xander Bogaerts' importance to the team's future, Shane Victorino's off-days, and the best minor league teams in baseball.

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Xander Bogaerts turning himself into the All-Star he was projected to be is a huge part of this Red Sox team moving forward. (Alex Skillin; BP Boston)

In some good news for the shortstop: his MRI yesterday came back clean. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Mookie Betts has some ridiculously quick hands. (Owen Watson; Fangraphs)

Shane Victorino is getting a bunch of days off in the early part of the season, but he understands why. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

Ryan Zimmerman knows a thing or two about good third base defense, and he gives good grades to Pablo Sandoval in that area. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Keith Law talked about some of the best minor league teams in the country, and the Red Sox organization had two squads on the list. (Keith Law; ESPN.com) ($$$)

Rick Porcello was good in his home debut, and he's happy with the results. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)