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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Brasier

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The Red Sox spent Friday avoiding arbitration with all of their eligible players, giving themselves some cost certainty that should help with their bullpen pursuit. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

Not too long ago, this time of year would be filled long-term extensions for arbitration-eligible players. What happened? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Rob Bradford celebrates the anniversary of the Red Sox finding Ryan Brasier. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Boston is putting a lot into the idea that Dustin Pedroia can handle duties as something close to a regular second baseman. He’ll start running next week. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

As part of his mailbag, Ian Browne wonders what happens if Pedroia can’t stay healthy in 2019. (Ian Browne;

Tony Renda is part of that second base depth, and he’s ready for a bigger role in 2019. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)