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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Jackie Bradley Jr., Blake Swihart

In today’s links, J.D. Martinez wants to be at least as good as he was last season, Jackie Bradley Jr. wants to be better offensively and Blake Swihart might not have a roster spot once the regular season starts.

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J.D. Martinez was incredible in 2018. He smashed 43 home runs and a set a career-high OPS+ of 173. Repeating such a performance would be just fine for the Red Sox. (Tara Sullivan; Boston Globe)

Jackie Bradley Jr. has made some serious adjustments to how he handles the bat. It’s already paying dividends. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

There are too many catchers on the roster. That is bad news for Blake Swihart. (Ian Browne;

At least the Red Sox catchers are leaning into the surplus situation. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)

Brian Johnson was solid enough in his spring debut on Monday, throwing two innings of one-run ball with two strikeouts. He is going to be a factor in the rotation this season. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Speaking of the pitching staff, Steven Wright might not be entirely ready but he will be soon. At least that’s the plan. (John Tomase; WEEI)