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Daily Red Sox Links: Garrett Whitlock, Kiké Hernández, Alex Cora

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This was an interesting look at the lack of home runs being allowed by the Red Sox pitching staff, and the role that Fenway is playing in keeping that number down. (Chet Gutwein; FanGraphs)

With that said, they’re not at Fenway this week, but rather in the homer-happy Dunedin. Only one ball left the yard in the series opener on Tuesday, though the Red Sox pitching is ready for more than that. (Jordan Horrobin;

Garrett Whitlock was one of the big stories for the Red Sox for the first portion of the season and he continued to play a key role in the bullpen. Jen McCaffrey details his road back from Tommy John. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

In fact, Alex Cora jokingly called up Brian Cashman to thank him not only for Whitlock, but also Kaleb Ort, a minor-league Rule 5 pick who is thriving in Worcester’s bullpen. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Kiké Hernández returned to the fold on Tuesday, and before the game he was looking for some more love for a couple of his teammates. (Steve Hewitt; Boston Herald)

Could Boston be a potential landing spot for Joey Gallo if/when he is available in trade. (Tim Kelly; WEEI)