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Daily Red Sox Links: Brock Holt, Bobby Dalbec, Joe Castiglione

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MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Brock Holt is a free agent at the end of the season, and he’d like to stay in Boston forever. The reasons go beyond simply liking playing for the Red Sox, too. (Chris Mason; Eagle Tribune)

Bobby Dalbec isn’t going to break camp with the major-league squad, but he gets the chance to learn from J.D. Martinez for a few weeks before heading back to the minors. (Ian Browne;

Speaking of Dalbec, he has met some pretty cool people in his life. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Boston signed a whole lot of minor-league names this winter to help in the bullpen, looking for one of them to turn into 2019’s Ryan Brasier. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

Tyler Thornburg has an outside chance of being the guy to step up, and he’s happy with his progress this spring. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Joe Castiglione has a hell of a challenge in front of him this year with a rotating cast of analysts, but his enthusiasm for the job isn’t waning. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe)

The Royals suffered a big loss on Friday with Salvador Perez going down for the year. That could open a door for the Red Sox to make a trade involving one of their catchers. (NBC Sports Boston)

Earlier in the week, we learned Salem’s broadcast team was going to be the first all-female team in affiliated baseball. (Bill Baer; NBC Sports)