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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Craig Kimbrel, Joe Kelly

Today's links look at Brock Holt's role in the emphasis of versatility, early opinions on Hanley Ramirez's defense, and the debuts of Henry Owens and Brian Johnson.

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The Red Sox gave Xander Bogaerts a relatively large salary for someone with his service time, which was a reminder of how they can flex their financial muscles. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

As the league shifts more and more towards versatile players, Brock Holt is proud to be part of the revolution. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Hanley Ramirez has some game-action at first base under his belt. What do his teammates think of his progress? (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

After a bit of a scare the other day, Eduardo Rodriguez should be ready for Opening Day. (PJ Wright;

Craig Kimbrel is the new closer in town, and he learned much of his craft from watching a former great Red Sox closer. (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

Joe Kelly has a new approach heading into 2016, and he's hoping it can help with a more consistent performance. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Henry Owens and Brian Johnson are expected to play important roles this year, and their journey started yesterday. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Anthony Varvaro decided to come back to the Red Sox for camp on a minor-league deal, and it has two opt-outs built into it. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Bryan Grosnick looks back at the career of Bob Stanley, a major part of Boston's rotation through the 80's. (Bryan Grosnick; BP Boston)