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Red Sox Links: Kenley Jansen Wants to Speed Things Up

Plus what’s going on with Noah Song and beef about Triston Casas’ tanning.

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For the latest phase of his career, Kenley Jansen is looking to speed things up. The new rules are making such an evolution necessary. (Andy McCullough and Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Peter Abraham provides some insight into what’s going on with former Red Sox prospect Noah Song as he gets back to baseball from the navy. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

The Phillies will cash in on Song’s pitching talents now. (Darren Hartwell; NBC Sports Boston)

Even if his fewer than 800 career plate appearances don’t make for the traditional resume of a proven veteran, Rob Refsnyder can still serve as an elder statesman for the Red Sox. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

Triston Casas likes to work on his tan before games, but the other folks in the clubouse aren’t endorsing the habit. Quite the opposite, in fact. (Darren Hartwell; NBC Sports Boston)

On on the one hand, having too many starting pitchers can be construed as a good thing. On the other, such a logjam could become a problem eventually. The Red Sox are facing such a predicament. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

It appears that Kutter Crawford could be part of that starting pitching mix as well. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)