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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Manny Machado, Alex Cora

Today’s links look at J.D. Martinez’ preferences, what the Red Sox need in their lineup and the AL East in 2018.

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J.D. Martinez enjoys playing the outfield, but he won’t rule out the Red Sox even if there is DH time in store for him in Boston. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

There is still some talk of Boston going after two bats, but Dave Dombrowski insists the team is just focusing on one. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

The Red Sox held their Christmas at Fenway event this weekend, and Alex Cora was front and center. (Ian Browne;

Michael Silverman argues that in addition to some pop, the Red Sox lineup needs some leadership. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Nick Cafardo, meanwhile, argues that Manny Machado should be Boston’s top target. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

With the Yankees loading up and other AL East teams rebuilding, it’s looking like a potentially vintage year for the division. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Matt Kory looks back at the sad, disappointing final year in Boston for Henry Owens. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)