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Daily Red Sox Links: John Altobelli, Mookie Betts, Tanner Houck

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John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa tragically passed away in the helicopter crash on Sunday. Jen McCaffrey has a great piece on his life well-lived, both on the baseball field as a coach along with as a family man. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

The Red Sox released a statement regarding Altobelli’s death. His son, J.J., is a scout with the organization. (

It’s late in the offseason, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a Mookie Betts trade. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Are the talks gaining momentum? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Chaim Bloom has a license to deal, as Alex Speier puts it. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Tanner Houck could make an impact on the major-league roster this year. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Sox Propects has the latest update on the happenings around winter leagues. (Zachary Bohn; Sox Prospects)

MLB is being sued by a man on behalf of Draftkings in relation to the sign-stealing scandal. (Michael Silverman; Boston Globe)