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Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Tyler Thornburg, Chris Sale

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The latest in the Red Sox’ quest for relief help is Dave Dombrowski now saying the Red Sox may end up just looking at relievers who can be had on minor-league deals. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Meanwhile, Craig Kimbrel is still out there and the Braves have downplayed any potential interest in them. Are the Red Sox definitely out? (John Tomase; WEEI)

If you’re looking for hope among the current Red Sox relievers, Tyler Thornburg wants to be the guy you look to. (Ian Browne;

Are the Red Sox — and should the Red Sox — going to tell Chris Sale to slow things down this year? (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

Back at the start of the century, Boston badly wanted recent Hall of Fame inductee Mike Mussina. When they missed out on him, the course of franchise history changed forever. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

For anyone who was waiting for the Red Sox to get to the White House in February, the government shutdown (which ended, at least temporarily) caused the team to postpone their trip until May. (