Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli

Tom Szczerbowski

Today's edition includes more fallout from yesterday's calling out of Clay Buchholz, an update on Shane Victorino, and the funniest acting job you'll see all year.

Rob Bradford believes it's time to call Clay Buchholz one of the best pitchers in baseball. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

Buchholz, as you know, was accused of cheating (and named AL Pitcher of the Month) yesterday. John Farrell, of course, defended his starter. (Gordon Edes; ESPNBoston.com)

Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley ripped both Jack Morris and Dirk Hayhurst, who made the cheating accusations on Buccholz, on NESN yesterday. If you didn't see it, here's the video. (NESN Video; NESN.com)

One final note on Buchholzgate, David Ortiz weighed in on the dubious claims. (Evan Drellich; MassLive.com)

Shane Victorino made baby steps in his return from back spasms. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

On Wednesday, Dustin Pedroia asked his Twitter followers to conjure up some potential nicknames for Mike Napoli. They may have been a winner. (Peter Abraham; Boston.com)

Catch up on what happened in the minors during April, courtesy of SoxProspects. (Mike Andrews; ESPNBoston.com)

Flopping is synonymous with soccer and the NBA, but it's rarely associated with baseball. That's because baseball players are not very good actors, evidently. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)

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