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Daily Red Sox Links: Pablo Sandoval, Eduardo Rodriguez, David Price

Today’s links look at the encouraging spring for Pablo Sandoval, how Hanley Ramirez will play without David Ortiz, and Rick Porcello’s experience in Boston.

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s still just spring, but it’s still hard not to be excited about the spring Pablo Sandoval is having. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Among all the big names in Boston’s rotation, Eduardo Rodriguez might be the most important one. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

Can Hanley Ramirez keep slugging as he did in 2016 without David Ortiz in the lineup? (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

Rick Porcello can tell Chris Sale that it’s impossible to know what to expect in your transition to Boston until you actually go through it. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

We still aren’t sure when David Price will be ready to pitch again, but he had a good day on Sunday. (Maureen Mullen;

While they never get the headlines, minor-league free agents can provide real value to major-league teams. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

For example, Kyle Kendrick could be that guy for the Red Sox. Mostly, he just wants to be known for something other than the prank his Phillies teammates pulled on him all those years ago. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)