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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Shawn Kelley, Jarrod Saltalamacchhia

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World Series - Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Mookie Betts will not be joining his teammates at the White House when the time comes, though he didn’t specify the reason. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Shawn Kelley was the most concrete rumored name we’d heard connected to the Red Sox in free agency, which was not super exciting. And now, he’s off the board anyway as he agreed to a deal with the Rangers. (Patrick Karraker; MLB Daily Dish)

Jarrod Salatalamacchia, a world champion with the 2013 Red Sox, has officially retired from baseball. (Daniel Kramer;

Couldn’t get enough Hall of Fame this year? Well, one, how? Two, here’s Jay Jaffe looking at the next few years of ballots. (Jay Jaffe; Fangraphs)

The Indians figure to be one of the teams the Red Sox are hoping to see in October, and while they are still the clear AL Central favorites, they haven’t acted like it this winter. (Zach Meisel; The Athletic) ($$)