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Daily Red Sox Links: Martín Pérez, Alex Cora, John Henry

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The Red Sox made their first semi-big player decision of the winter on Sunday when they opted to decline the 2021 option for Martín Pérez. It came as a bit of a surprise at first given how solid he was for most of last summer, but it’s not an unexplainable move. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

On the other side of the country, Mitch Moreland had his option declined by the Padres. This could open up a potential reunion with the first baseman. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

It seems that the managerial search is progressing as the Red Sox have cut down their candidates. Alex Cora is still involved, but there are four other finalists who are apparently joining him. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

All signs are pointing towards the market being extremely rough for players this winter. Could the Red Sox buck that trend at least a little as they progress towards going public? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

If you, like me, are a YouTube TV user, you got some bad news this weekend. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)