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Daily Red Sox Links: Christian Vázquez, Héctor Rondón, Triston Casas

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Christian Vázquez spoke to the media for the first time since he was struck in the face with a ball. He was sporting a pretty nasty scar, but he says he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

He says that, but Alex Cora is not yet committing to that. In the event that Vázquez does have to miss a short amount of time, how will the Red Sox play things? (Ricky Doyle; NESN)

Earlier in the week, Chaim Bloom had mentioned that the team was not closing the door on potentially adding another pitcher. Here’s a report of interesting Héctor Rondón. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Here is Ian Browne’s preview for the 2021 season. (Ian Browne;

And here are some final preseason thoughts from Chad Finn. (Chad Finn;

For the first month of the season at least, there will be an Alternate Site again. What will that look like? (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Boston’s farm system is still ranked in the bottom half of the league, but don’t sleep on this group of prospects. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)