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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Tyler Thornburg, Two-Strike Hitting

Today Chris Sale is ready to win. So is Tyler Thornburg.

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Hitting with two strikes is a key to being a great offense. The Red Sox did that in 2016. Can they do it more in 2017? (Chris Teeter; BP Boston)

Chris Sale is here for one thing and one thing only: winning. (Trenni Kusnierek; CSNNE)

The wise guys are not the only people who know the odds are in the Red Sox favor this year. The players do too. (Gabe Lacques; USA Today)

Tyler Thornburg plays the setup role perfectly. He’s ready to play that role for a contender now. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Eduardo Rodriguez will throw off a mound today and Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright are scheduled to do the same on Monday. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Life without David Ortiz is one of nine story lines Tom Verducci will be watching this spring training. (Tom Verducci;