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Daily Red Sox Links: Matt Barnes, Garrett Whitlock, Jarren Duran

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The Red Sox had a lot of players step up in April to put them among the game’s best a month into the season. Matt Barnes was one of those players, and he was rewarded with the AL Relief Pitcher of the Month award. (Tom Westerholm;

It’s not just the local media that is taking notice of the work Garrett Whitlock is doing in the Red Sox bullpen. (Steven Martano; Beyond the Box Score)

One of the big reasons for the Red Sox success this season that cannot be overlooked has been their health. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Still, it’s not entirely clear who this team is, particularly of late as they have been very inconsistent for a couple of weeks now. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

The bottom of the lineup in particular has been a bit concerning of late. Could Jarren Duran be the answer? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Speaking of Duran, he is one of the updated scouting reports here from Sox Prospects. (Ian Cundall; Sox Prospects)

The minor-league season starts today, but Connor Seabold won’t be there as he is fighting a minor injury. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Here are some of the big stories to watch during this minor-league campaign. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)