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Daily Red Sox Links: Steven Wright, Rick Porcello, Mookie Betts

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In the past, Rick Porcello had come out for harsher penalties for even first-time offenders in the PED testing program. Steven Wright’s suspension is not softening his stance. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Speaking of the Wright suspension, the Red Sox not only have questions in the short-term for how they’ll deal with it but also with how they’ll handle him when he returns. Remember, he’s not eligible for postseason play. (Nick Friar; WEEI)

Spring Training is a time for optimism, not just for fans but also for players looking for their chance in the majors. Lars Anderson has a look at how true that really is. (Lars Anderson; The Athletic) ($$)

Ted Berg has a great piece on minor-league catchers who are expected to come up and help in major-league camp, essentially for free. (Ted Berg; USA Today)

Brian Johnson hasn’t looked great this spring, but he could still be an important guy in that same versatile swingman role in which he served last year. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe) ($)

Mookie Betts was mic’d up in the outfield on Thursday and it was fantastic. (Michael Clair; Cut4)

In their matchup against the Twins on Thursday, the Red Sox got a look at Rhode Island native Rocco Baldelli, who takes over as the manager in Minnesota this year. (Nick Friar; Providence Journal)