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Daily Red Sox Links: Pablo Sandoval, Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers

Today’s links look at the competition at third base, Rafael Devers’ progression towards the majors, and Sam Travis’ recovery.

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John Farrell had plenty of praise for Pablo Sandoval, but he acknowledged there will still be a position battle at third base. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

No surprise here: Mookie Betts was named the team’s MVP. (Ian Browne;

Rafael Devers is being prepared for major-league life, and is on a similar trajectory to that of Xander Bogaerts at a similar age. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Brian Johnson is someone we should all be rooting for. (Bryan Joiner; BP Boston)

After missing most of 2016, Sam Travis is progressing well from his ACL surgery. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

One of the two voters who cast a ballot for Jason Varitek explained his reasoning. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Sox Prospects has new scouting reports for some of the players from the GCL. (Chris Hatfield; Sox Prospects)