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Daily Red Sox Links: Marcelo Mayer, Matt Barnes, Chris Sale

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: JUN 17 Eastlake at San Marcos Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The big news around the Red Sox right now is, of course, the selection of Marcelo Mayer at the top of the first round on Sunday. Matt Kelly has a primer on the newest Red Sox prospect. (Matt Kelly;

Dennis Lin has a profile on Mayer, who came up in Southern California and attended the same high school that produced former Red Sox slugger Adrián González. (Dennis Lin; The Athletic)

Earlier in the day on Sunday, the big news was around Matt Barnes, who signed a two-year extension ahead of the team’s loss to the Phillies. Sean McAdam has his thoughts on the deal. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

And John Tomase takes a look at the unlikely path Barnes has taken to this point. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Sunday was also the Futures Game, where Jeter Downs made an impression at the plate. (Julian McWilliam; Boston Globe)

Meanwhile, Chris Sale is getting set to officially start his rehab later this week. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Many were also interested in what would happen with BC star Sal Frelick on Sunday. He fell to number 15, going to the Brewers. (Matt Vautour; Masslive)