Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Terry Francona, Jacoby Ellsbury

Hannah Foslien

Today's edition brings you stories on topics including the great season that David Ortiz is having, an improvement Jarrod Saltamacchia is making, and some possible Red Sox draft picks.

The numbers being put up by David Ortiz this season are absolutely ridiculous, as Jonah Keri points out. (Jonah Keri; Grantland)

Though he's a switch hitter, Jarrod Saltalamacchia has struggled much more against lefties in his career, though he's getting more comfortable with it lately. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Tomorrow night, Terry Francona will be returning to Fenway Park for the first time as an opposing manager, something that John Farrell is very excited about. (Peter Abraham; Boston.com)

Clay Buchholz has had a damn fine start to this 2013 season, and Gordon Edes details one big reason for this. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Jose Iglesias has recently gotten some playing time at third and second base, a change he is excited about. (Maureen Mullen; CSN New England)

Matt Klaassen tries to figure out just what is wrong with Jacoby Ellsbury right now. (Matt Klaassen; Fangraphs)

Some of the guys over at Baseball Prospectus run through a few events that we may see in our lifetimes that have never happened before. (Baseball Prospectus Staff)

Ben Carsley pours over some of the options Boston will be looking at with the seventh overall pick in this year's amateur draft. (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)

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