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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Travis Shaw, Henry Owens

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Today's links look at Travis Shaw's changed approach last year, Pablo Sandoval's attempt to improve his right-handed swing, and the possibility of Fenway messing with left fielders' defensive metrics.

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At some point in the near future, Xander Bogaerts will consider the possibility of signing a long-term extension. A teammate of his should be able to help him through that process. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Travis Shaw had a big bounce-back year in 2015, partially because he stopped focusing so much on home runs. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Pablo Sandoval is looking for a bounce-back year of his own, and he's made some changes to his right-handed swing to help with that. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

It's looking more and more likely that the Red Sox will be without Eduardo Rodriguez to start the season. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

A result of this is a greater possibility that Henry Owens can start the year on the active roster, something that's not lost on him. (Scott Lauber; ESPN Boston)

There's no denying that Hanley Ramirez was horrible in left field last year, but could Fenway be helping the metrics overstate how bad Boston left fielders are? (Ryan P. Morrison; BP Boston)

Chris Young is a new face on a team with a young core, something he's seen the pros and cons of over his career. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

As he gets his work in during camp, Andrew Benintendi is looking to keep the meteoric pace he set for himself in 2015. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)