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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, David Price, Joe Kelly

Today's links look at the Red Sox pitching's strikeout stuff, the lack of home runs not affecting a still-potent offense, and a possible David Ortiz replacement.

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Xander Bogaerts has made great strides at the plate and in the field, but his improvements on the base paths have been just as impressive. (Brett Cowett; BP Boston)

The results haven't been consistent to start the year, but David Price's stuff certainly has. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

With the help of Price, the Red Sox pitching staff set an early-season strikeout record. (Ian Browne;

As for the offense, they haven't been hitting home runs but the overall production isn't suffering. (Kevin McNamara; Providence Journal)

The defense has also been a pleasant surprise thus far. (Evan Drellich; Boston Herald)

Joe Kelly is slowly making his way back from the disabled list. (Travis Upham; WEEI)

Is it possible that Edwin Encarnacion will be David Ortiz's replacement? (Christopher Smith; Masslive)