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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Alex Cora, Bobby Dalbec

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MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

MLB is requiring non-player personnel to get the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the playoffs. Great move MLB! (Ken Rosenthal; The Athletic)

It is still disappointing that MLB and the Players Union haven’t mandated vaccines for players. With Chris Sale’s recent positive test, unvaccinated players could have an effect on the postseason. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Insert “Hey Look at us” GIF. Alex Cora and Gabe Kapler, both previous Red Sox players, are in contention for Manager of the Year in their respective leagues. (Garry Brown; Mass Live)

Can the minor-league pitch clock solve some of the pace of play concerns in the major leagues? (Jayson Stark; The Athletic)

Good news! Cleveland plans and expects to have Terry Francona, who has been taking time off for his health most of this year, back at manager for the 2022 season. (Mandy Bell;

Bobby Dalbec has been one of the better hitters in the second half. Can it continue? (Lauren Campbell; NESN)