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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia

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J.D. Martinez played in his first spring game on Saturday, and he was also compared to the greatest right-handed Red Sox hitter I’ve ever seen. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)

Speaking of Martinez, he thinks he can be even better in 2019, which seems impossible but I’d like to see him give it a shot. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

David Ortiz has been in camp this weekend, and he is extremely impressed with what he’s seen. (Michael SIlverman; Boston Herald)

Sticking with Ortiz, he is hoping the Red Sox can keep Mookie Betts in Boston forever. Same, David. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

We are still waiting for Dustin Pedroia’s spring debut, and that could come in about a week. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

The Red Sox officially wrapped up contract business on Saturday, agreeing to terms with their pre-arbitration players. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Peter Abraham takes over the late Nick Cafardo’s Sunday Notes column, focusing on a pair of New Englanders leading the Twins. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) ($)