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Daily Red Sox Links: Michael Chavis, Dustin Pedroia, Bobby Dalbec

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In today’s links, we look at the roles of Michael Chavis and Dustin Pedroia going forward.

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There are many reasons that Michael Chavis is succeeding as much as he has been but let’s simplify things a bit. (Nick Goss; NBC Sports Boston)

Chavis was brought up to be a replacement but he’s played like someone who is irreplaceable. (Ian Browne; MLB.com)

Chavis is just one of many players hitting at an incredible pace for the Red Sox. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Dustin Pedroia would be someone that Chavis might have to compete with for playing time but that’s assuming the former MVP can make it back to being an every-day player. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

Bobby Dalbec knows a bit about hitting. (Nick Friar; WEEI)

The Tampa Bay Rays have some of the most innovative pitching strategies around but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t like a traditional closer like Craig Kimbrel. (Darren Hartwell; NBC Sports Boston)