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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, David Ortiz, Yordano Ventura

Today’s links look at the recent trend of new acquisitions struggling in their first year, the team’s window, and a tragic day for the sport.

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Chris Sale got his first taste of Red Sox nation at Foxwoods this weekend. (Stephen Hewitt; Boston Herald)

The new star is going to try to buck the trend of new acquisitions struggling in their first year in Boston. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Pedro Martinez fed some fires this weekend by predicting David Ortiz will be back. (Nik DeCosta-Klipa;

Matt Kory tries to find a plan after the team’s current three-year window. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

Drew Pomeranz revealed that he underwent a stem cell procedure for his elbow over the winter. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Despite the team’s wariness, Eduardo Rodriguez would like to pitch in the World Baseball Classic. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

The latest batch of Sox Prospects scouting reports include two recent draftees already ranking highly in the system. (Chris Hatfield; Sox Prospects)

Sunday was a sad day for the baseball world, with the tragic deaths of both Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)