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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Elaine Weddington Steward, Will Middlebrooks

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The calculus around a lot of the Red Sox’s decisions is actually affected by the reportedly impending introduction of a universal DH, especially when it comes to the future of J.D. Martinez and Kyle Schwarber. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Elaine Weddington Steward has been a tremendous contributor to the Red Sox organization even if she’s never take an at-bat or thrown a pitch. (Marcus Kwesi O’Mard; NESN)

It appears the hot corner is also the hottest spot to pull color commentators from, with Will Middlebrooks and Kevin Youkilis both potential fits for NESN. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

If smashing home runs is your thing (and, really, why wouldn’t it be?), then Niko Kavadas could be the prospect for you. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Speaking of up-and-coming players for the Red Sox, Jen McCaffrey broke down everything we’ve learned from recent rankings. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Losing minor league free agents is just as much a part of any offseason as losing (and gaining) MLB-caliber players. The Red Sox have not been immune to this inevitability this winter. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)