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Daily Red Sox Links: Christian Vazquez, David Ortiz, Rusney Castillo

Today's links look at what Christian Vazquez did while sitting out with injury, Jackie Bradley's defensive rival in the division, and the battle at first base.

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Christian Vazquez was excited to get back on the field yesterday in his first game since undergoing Tommy John. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Even while he was sitting out, Vazquez was still learning his craft. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

John Farrell did not try to hide his thoughts on the team's subpar defense early in spring training. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

David Ortiz is reminding us that no player is immune from the eventual need to step away from the game. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Jackie Bradley is having some fun battling one of the other elite defensive outfielders in the game. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

As he tries to fulfill his promise at the plate, Rusney Castillo is honing his approach. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Should the Red Sox even consider giving Travis Shaw playing time at first base over Hanley Ramirez? (Bryan Grosnick; BP Boston)

Roenis Elias flies under the radar, but he can be an important, versatile pitcher for the Red Sox this year. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)