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Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Enrique Hernández, Spring Training Schedule

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While Dustin Pedroia hasn’t actually been able to play in a few years now, he’d still been working out and just generally working towards getting back on the field. Now, he can officially be off and concentrate full-time on being a dad. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Obviously while he was not playing, there was a lot of talk about what Pedroia’s contract was costing Boston. Overall, though, he was a bargain, writes Jason Mastrodonato. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Moving to the future of second base, or the near-future at least, the Enrique Hernández signing became official on Tuesday. While he sees the value of moving around the diamond, he’s hoping for a more permanent role. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

Hernández also mentioned that he is excited about playing for Alex Cora after growing up in Puerto Rico following him. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Spring training is set to start on time, and JetBlue Park is allowing fans at a limited capacity. (Bryan Hoch;

Speaking of spring training, the schedule is out, with the annual Northeastern game coming on February 26. (