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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Tyler Thornburg, Andrew Benintendi

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Boston Red Sox Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

After spending most of his defensive time in 2018 in left field, J.D. Martinez will be playing a higher rate of his games in right field, according to Alex Cora. (Nick Friar; WEEI)

Matt Barnes and Tyler Thornburg both struggled results-wise on Saturday, but the feeling around each pitcher was different after their respective outings. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Boston’s offense has plenty of pop and potential for explosion, but the key for them to be their best is making contact, and lots of it. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

One of the faces of this approach is Andrew Benintendi, who is worried about getting hits more than getting home runs in 2019. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

The Red Sox have a lot of talent on their pitching staff, and particularly in their rotation, but pitching coach Dana LaVangie is the true heart and soul of the staff. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) ($)

Bobby Dalbec got off to a red-hot start this spring before slowing down a bit of late, and he’s looking to add more consistency to his game. (Nick Friar; Providence Journal) ($)