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Daily Red Sox Links: Garrett Richards, Nick Pivetta, Jackie Bradley Jr.

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Garrett Richards has been arguably the most exciting addition for the Red Sox this season, but there is obviously a lot of variance in his potential performance. The team thinks they can harness his spin rate to push that performance to the top end of expectations, though. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Richards isn’t the only Red Sox starter getting some hype leading up to camp, though. Nick Pivetta is starting to gain some steam. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Here’s what you need to know about the latest health and safety protocols. (Alden Gonzalez and Jesse Rogers; ESPN)

With the Red Sox more specifically, they won’t be having their annual spring opener against Northeastern. (David Adler;

We have made the case many times here at OTM that Jackie Bradley Jr. remains a great fit for the Red Sox. Jason Mastrodonato disagrees. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Jen McCaffrey looks at, among other things, the possible lineup in her latest mailbag. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)