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Daily Red Sox Links: Martín Pérez, Thaddeus Ward, Alex Cora

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For the Over the Monster roundtable last week, we ranked the pitchers in the starting rotation and not one of us had Martín Pérez at No. 1. That’s on us. (Justin Leger; NBC Sports Boston)

It may not last forever, but for now, Pérez is putting the Red Sox in a position to win more often than not. (Rob Bradford; WEEI/Audacy)

Due to his very recent Tommy John surgery, Thaddeus Ward’s path to the big leagues has taken an unfortunate detour. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Loyalty is a big part of Alex Cora’s approach to managing. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Even in his 11th MLB season, Adam Ottavino hasn’t forgotten his roots. (Jimmy Golen; AP)

Enrique Hernández and Chase Utley aren’t related, but they’re still kind of family. (Peter Gammons; The Athletic)

The first couple months of the season are not making the Andrew Benintendi trade look great, but Chaim Bloom knows its too early to evaluate the deal. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)