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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Hanley Ramirez, Craig Kimbrel

Today’s links look at a J.D. Martinez Fenway experience, Hanley Ramirez’ mood and a new job for John Farrell

MLB: Spring Training-St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Most of us have seen that picture of a young J.D. Martinez enjoying Fenway Park as a fan. Scott Lauber has the story behind the photo. (Scott Lauber; ESPN Boston)

Martinez is a huge reason to be more confident in Boston’s offense this year, but they’ll also need better performances from their young stars. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

John Tomase gives an update on the battle for the utility spots at the end of the bench. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Hanley Ramirez seems to be in a different, better and more confident kind of mood this spring. Michael Silverman set out to try and figure out what’s different. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

With some injuries already coming to the rotation, Cam Ellis makes the case for Boston to sign Alex Cobb. (Cam Ellis; BP Boston)

Speaking of those rotation injuries, the good news is that Steven Wright took a positive step forward this week. (Ian Browne;

The Red Sox got to see Addison Reed, no with the Twins, on Wednesday. Though Reed is a good pitcher, the Red Sox were confident enough in Carson Smih to move on from the righty. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Alex Cora says that Craig Kimbrel’s daughter is “doing better” after his heart surgery in February, which is obviously tremendous news. (

John Farrell has found a new job. The former Red Sox manager will be joining the Reds front office in a scouting role. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)