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Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, Theo Epstein

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As the week has gone on it has seemed more and more likely that a trade involving Andrew Benintendi was coming, to the point that some expect it to be done by the end of the weekend. Chad Finn doesn’t think this is a path Boston should take. (Chad Finn;

Friday is a big day for baseball as it is the deadline for players and teams to exchange arbitration figures. That includes Rafael Devers. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

First-year arbitration can be tricky in every season because of how important that figure will be for the player’s salary for the following few seasons as well. It’s even more tricky this year, especially for someone whose job is to project this stuff. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

They are not planning to negotiate any one-year deals with Devers after figures are exchanged, but could a longer term extension come? (Ian Browne;

The team’s reported interest in Marcus Semien makes one wonder what that may mean, if anything, for Xander Bogaerts. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Theo Epstein has found his next role, as he’s taken a part-time position to help MLB with on-field matters. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)