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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Tyler Thornburg, Gary Striewski

Today’s links put Mike Napoli back in a Sox uniform, examine Tyler Thornburg’s role and say goodbye to Gary Striewski.

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By the powers vested in him by the internet, Grant Brisbee has put Mike Napoli back on the Red Sox. (Grant Brisbee; SB Nation)

With Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello, the Red Sox have what you might call a good rotation. (Ian Browne;

The Red Sox were a good, possibly great, defensive team in 2016 by most metrics. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

After a career-year in Milwaukee, Tyler Thornburg is set up to be the arm in the eighth inning for Boston. (Cam Ellis; BP Boston)

Gary Striewski will no longer be manning the baselines as a Red Sox reporter for NESN. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Pablo Sandoval unofficially worked out with Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic. (Christopher Smith: MassLive)

David Ortiz gave the Red Sox plenty of gifts (i.e. DINGERS) during his career. The organization is still paying him back with gifts of its own. (Dakota Randall: NESN)