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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Alex Cora, Chris Sale

In today’s links, Xander Bogaerts gets paid, Alex Cora remains confident and Chris Sale looks for a fix.

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

By giving Xander Bogaerts an extension, the Red Sox are making their future that much more certain. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

Bogaerts may not get the headlines like Mookie Betts or Chris Sale, but he has been great for the Red Sox. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe)

Speaking of those Red Sox, they have not been playing well. Alex Cora isn’t worried. (Nick Goss; NBC Sports Boston)

Chris Sale’s first start was the opening act of those struggles. How can he avoid another outing like that? (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Is it possible a strategy taken on during Spring Training is to blame? (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

What is the first week of the MLB season like for those in the minor leagues. (Lars Anderson; The Athletic) ($$)