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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers, Chris Sale

In today’s links, we wonder about J.D. Martinez, marvel at Rafael Devers’ talent and puzzle over Chris Sale’s health.

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Obviously losing J.D. Martinez is not the ideal outcome for the Red Sox this winter but it is a possibility for which the team must prepare. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

There is no amount of preparation that would cushion the blow of Martinez trading in his Red Sox uniform for pinstripes. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Just having Martinez back won’t reverse the less than stellar production the Red Sox managed last season. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

At least Rafael Devers will continue to be a fixture in the lineup no matter what happens elsewhere on the roster. (Ian Browne;

Chris Sale will be back as well although his health status is uncertain. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

We still have to find out who Sale and the rest of the pitching staff will be working with. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

The Red Sox will be without Bill James as his time with the team has come to a close. (Ian Browne;

Gold gloves are up for grabs for more than a few Red Sox players. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)