Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Bard, Jose Iglesias, Jonathan Papelbon

Jared Wickerham

Today's edition includes an update on Daniel Bard, a story featuring Jose Iglesias' maturity, and a manager clamoring for a fight.

A really short update on Daniel Bard, who hasn't pitched since May 15. The Red Sox are giving him a "little break" (Nick Cafardo; Boston.com)

Jose Iglesias is exhibiting an increase in maturity both on and off the field. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

More on the Iglesias front: Stephen Drew respects the 23-year-old's transition to third base. (Ron Chimelis; MassLive.com)

Jonathan Papelbon talked about his return -- his first since he left -- to Boston before his club's 9-3 loss yesterday. (Gordon Edes; ESPNBoston.com)

Felix Doubront is showing some improvements which stem directly from Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves, who's also displaying some growth of his own. (Evan Drellich; MassLive.com)

Michael Periatt has some notes on the Red Sox, including John Farrell's take on Ryan Dempster's recent side session. (Michael Periatt; MLB.com)

There are three Red Sox players who are on short leashes. (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker wants Johnny Cueto and Matt Garza to settle their differences like Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)

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