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

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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)