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Red Sox Links: Jarren Duranissance

Plus: prospect check-in, team depth, and more

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A lot has been made of Jarren Duran’s improved offense this year, but his defense has taken steps forward. It’s due in large part to the Red Sox analytics department explaining what makes a great outfield defender. (Julian McWilliams, Boston Globe)

Despite the lack of heavy star power in the Red Sox lineup, they’ve managed to win games and stay above .500. It’s been the depth and under-the-radar signings that have helped them along through April and May. (Chad Jennings, The Athletic)

One of those injured players is on their way back, but put rehab on pause, at least for a couple of days. (Christopher Smith, MassLive)

A Red Sox prospect has been shooting up the organizational rankings. He spoke about his experiences so far in the minor leagues. (Mac Cerullo, Boston Herald)

And finally, an old friend is on fire, throwing gem after gem. (Chris Cotillo, MassLive)