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Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Brock Holt, Michael Chavis

In today’s links, Jackie Bradley Jr. can focus on offense and defense while Brock Holt improves as a leader and Michael Chavis has a strong start to spring.

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MLB: Spring Training-Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jackie Bradley Jr. is adjusting his swing this season in the hopes of making some serious offensive improvements. He’s encouraged by what he’s been able to do so far. (Justin Leger; NBC Sports Boston)

Of course, Bradley Jr. is still going to be focusing on his defense as well. Having the right glove is part of that. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)

Brock Holt turned it up to 11 last year and it made a big difference. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Michael Chavis already has three home runs this spring. Whatever he’s doing, the Red Sox want it to continue. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Being meticulous and sometimes creative with their offensive approach can really help Red Sox hitters of the present and future. (Peter Gammons; The Athletic) ($$)

It’s time to end service-time manipulation. Here’s how it can be done. (Craig Edwards; FanGraphs)