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Daily Red Sox Links: Christian Vázquez, Chris Sale, Franchy Cordero

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

There was a little bit of weirdness for the Red Sox before Thursday’s game as Christian Vázquez was scratched after being hit in the face with a ball before the game. It seems he will be okay for Opening Day, though. (Abigail Adams; NESN)

Rob Bradford had a really interesting conversation with Chris Sale as he looks to come back after his Tommy John surgery. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

This is typically the time of year for extensions, but the Red Sox have not discussed anything with Rafael Devers. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Speaking of Devers, he should be able someone who benefits from getting back to a full season in 2021. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

After looking nearly guaranteed to miss the start of the season, Franchy Cordero may be ready after all. (Steve Hewitt; Boston Herald)

Among the pitching staff’s many issues last year was falling behind in counts. Not doing so this year is a focus for camp. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Eno Sarris has a really interesting look at whether or not command gets better with age, a conversation to which Adam Ottavino contributed. (Eno Sarris; The Athletic)