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Daily Red Sox Links: Rafael Devers, Alex Verdugo, Tanner Houck

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Rafael Devers struggled mightily defensively in 2020, and at the plate he scuffled to start the year before turning it around. In 20201, well, he is on a mission this season. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

With the potential he’s already displayed, Devers could be well on his way to a massive contract at some point in the future. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Devers’s hitting attracts more attention than his glove work, but he’d like to change that a bit. (Ian Browne;

The Red Sox need a center fielder and Alex Verdugo is more than happy to oblige, playing the most important spot in the outfield. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Jennifer Houck, mother of Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck, is really her son’s first and longest tenured pitching coach. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fenway Park will allow in some spectators in 2021. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)