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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Chris Sale

In today’s links, an extension for Nolan Arenado sparks questions about the future for Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts. In addition, we wonder about Chris Sale’s next deal and Dustin Pedroia’s return.

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Nolan Arenado is going to get paid, but this isn’t Purple Row, so let’s look at his deal from a Red Sox perspective, particularly in relation to Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts. (Darren Hartwell; NBC Sports Boston)

Speaking of contract extensions, what is that looking like for Chris Sale? (Ian Browne;

Dustin Pedroia doesn’t have to worry about a contract but he does have to worry about getting back to producing. (Tara Sullivan; Boston Globe)

Pedroia isn’t the only guy on the Sox who will wear a knee brace. Mitch Moreland could be one of those guys. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Matt Barnes thinks he’s ready to be a closer. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The reason for that is because the Red Sox are out on Craig Kimbrel. Dave Dombrowski is one of the people most responsible for that decision. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)