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Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Barnes, Chris Sale

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The Red Sox had their first spring training game on Sunday, and it didn’t go quite as planned for them or for Nathan Eovaldi. But the starter did certainly have his velocity. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Coming in after Eovaldi was Eduard Bazardo, who got his first chance to show off the strides he has made since the last time he pitched in organized games. in this outing, he made good on the hype from Instructs. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

It’s always a challenge for big-league coaching staffs to get their pitchers ready for the season. This year is an extra challenge for Red Sox pitching coach Dave Bush. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Over his career, Matt Barnes has typically served as a setup man and/or fireman reliever. He would like to close, though. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

One of the biggest questions for the Red Sox this year is when they’ll get Chris Sale back. Jason Mastrodonato tries to figure it out by looking at some history. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)