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Daily Red Sox Links: Jason Varitek, J.D. Martinez, Zack Kelly

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Some scary news from over the weekend as Jason Varitek’s wife Catherine tweeted that her husband has tested positive for COVID. Fortunately, as of now he seems to be doing well. (Boston Globe)

While most of the focus for the Red Sox this winter has been with an eye on improving the pitching, they could use some bounce-backs on offense as well, most notably from J.D. Martinez. Alex Cora is confident the slugger will be his old self again. (Steve Hewitt; Boston Herald)

After opting out of the 2020 season, David Price could do the same in 2021. And the Red Sox would benefit from the decision. (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

Boston added a couple of pitchers to the organization over the weekend on minor-league deals, bringing in Zack Kelly and Jose Disla. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

ESPN announced their initial Sunday Night Baseball schedule. The Red Sox aren’t a top-tier club right now, of course, but they are included in the slate. (ESPN)