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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Hunter Renfroe, Josh Winckowski

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As more and more of the United States and the baseball world gets fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Red Sox are lagging behind and not getting to that 85% threshold where their rules are relaxed. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

J.D. Martinez shared his thoughts on the recent increase in batters getting plunked, a worrying trend to some in the game. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Sometimes Hunter Renfroe gets compared to Mike Trout, but getting compared to Mookie Betts is new. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)

Tired: Calling it the Andrew Benintendi or Franchy Cordero trade. Wired: Calling it the Josh Winckowski trade, with the prospect pitching well early in his Red Sox career. (Rob Bradford; WEEI/Audacy)

The Red Sox can be really frightening at the plate, and that can cut both positively and negatively. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

They need to figure something out and quickly because the Yankees aren’t far behind. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)