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Daily Red Sox Links: Bianca Smith, Jake Odorizzi, Francisco Lindor

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The Red Sox made history this offseason by hiring Bianca Smith to join their minor-league coaching staff, the first Black woman to coach at this level. Jen McCaffrey has a great profile on the trailblazer. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Smith was officially introduced by the team on Thursday, and our old friend here at OTM Joon Lee has some details from the presser. (Joon Lee; ESPN)

In other news, the Red Sox continue to do a whole lot of nothing this winter. Sean McAdam has some questions stemming from the lack of activity from the team to this point in the offseason. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Tomoyuki Sugano had to sign with a major-league team by 5:00 PM ET yesterday, and did not. So, he is heading back to Japan. Now, will the Red Sox pivot to Jake Odorizzi? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

There was a decently impactful trade in baseball yesterday. (Vasilis Drimalitis; Amazin Avenue)