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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Phillips Valdez, Kevin McCarthy

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After struggling throughout last season, J.D. Martinez is focused on getting back to his old self and hopefully being back to the middle-of-the-order anchor he was a couple of years ago. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Martinez may be part of a power resurgence at Fenway Park this summer that includes hitters up and down the lineup. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

John Tomase hasn’t liked what he’s seen of late from the Red Sox’s starting pitchers. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

There are also questions about the bullpen. Could Phillips Valdez, Kevin McCarthy or some other bullpen candidates provide some answers about the depth of the group? (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Numbers never lie. Most people think that’s just for the regular season, but it can be true in spring training as well. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Anecdotal evidence has its place at this time of year as well. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)