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Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Abad

Today’s links look at some updates on injured pitchers, the staff’s ability to avoid barrels, and Blake Swihart’s status.

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

David Price still isn’t ready to begin throwing, meaning his target return date of late April is looking more and more unrealistic. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

In brighter news, Drew Pomeranz threw a bullpen on Tuesday and reported that things felt golden. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The Red Sox pitching staff was successful last season, and a large part of that was avoiding ideal contact on a regular basis. (Chris Teeter; BP Boston)

Blake Swihart would like to start the year in the majors, but that’s unlikely to happen. Still, he’s making strides behind the plate. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Fernando Abad has returned from the World Baseball Classic, and he’s ready to reclaim his roster spot. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Mike Meyers had quite an experience at the WBC, and hopefully he can carry through to his minor-league season. (Chris Hatfield; Sox Prospects)