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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, J.D. Martinez, Jackie Bradley Jr.

Today’s links look at some help for Rick Porcello, Alex Cora’s plan for the clubhouse and Jason Groome’s winter.

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Phil is out again today, and again I am going with the old format because, well, I am lazy and very, very tired.

Rick Porcello looked good in his spring debut, and he’s been getting some help with a few former fan favorites in rejuvenating his sinker. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Speaking of Thursday’s game, Hanley Ramirez went deep to center field. The Red Sox need this version of Hanley to be around throughout the regular season. (John Tomase; WEEI)

There have been some whispers about tension in Boston’s clubhouse last year, and in 2018 Alex Cora will lean on his veterans to set the tone off the field. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

J.D. Martinez got to hang out with David Ortiz this week, and he was pretty excited about it. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Jackie Bradley Jr. is looking to find some consistency at the plate, and cutting down on strikeouts is the key to that happening. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Jen McCaffrey has some fun details about Jason Groome getting to work out with Chris Sale over the winter. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)