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Daily Red Sox Links: Pablo Sandoval, Craig Kimbrel, Xander Bogaerts

Today’s links look at the new strategy against the shift, Pablo Sandoval’s projection, and how Carson Smith spent his down time.

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The Red Sox will have a new strategy in combatting shifts in 2017. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Brett Cowett digs into what PECOTA is expecting from Pablo Sandoval in the coming year. (Brett Cowett; BP Boston)

In his second season in Boston, Craig Kimbrel is searching for some more consistency. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

In his first season in Boston, Chris Sale could get even better than he was in Chicago. (Sarah Langs; ESPN)

Xander Bogaerts is in camp, at least for a little while until he leaves for the World Baseball Classic. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Throughout all the deals, Dave Dombrowski held on to Rafael Devers. Here’s why. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Find out how Carson Smith spent his rehab time last year. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)