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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, George Springer, Kevin McCarthy

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Alex Cora Boston Red Sox Manager Press Conference Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Red Sox haven’t made any moves this week to add to their major-league roster, but on Tuesday they did extend spring training invitations to seven minor leaguers, including Kevin McCarthy and Stephen Gonsalves, among others. (Joe Trezza;

Alex Cora didn’t totally tip his hand and he didn’t give a whole lot of specifics, but the Red Sox manager did indicate this spring training coming up will look different than the one that led into their poor start in 2019. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Some of the top free agents on the market, including George Springer, Trevor Bauer and D.J. LeMahieu, would theoretically fit for the Red Sox. But is it worth it for them to not only pay the large salaries required but also to lose their draft pick. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

We all know about the roadblocks presented in the division by the Yankees and Rays, but don’t sleep on the Blue Jays. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

A legitimate question: Do the owners like baseball? (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Chad Jennings began his countdown of the best-ever Red Sox homers. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)