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Daily Red Sox links: David Ortiz, Terry Francona, Felix Doubront

Today's links include reaction to the events at the Boston Marathon, two former Red Sox players who are enjoying success with their new team, and Felix Doubront's first start in eleven days.


Obviously the tragedy at the Boston Marathon is still having a huge impact on everyone in the Boston-area, including David Ortiz. (Rob Bradford;

In 2009, the Red Sox traded for Victor Martinez, and gave up Justin Masterson in a package of prospects that went to Cleveland. Since the trade, Masterson has begun to establish himself as one of the best pitchers in the American League. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

This series in Cleveland was supposed to be all about the team's first matchup against former manager Terry Francona, until Monday's events. He shares his thoughts. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

As we saw this past weekend, the Rays' offense is struggling right now. Rob Neyer wonders if it's time they called up Wil Myers. (Rob Neyer; Baseball Nation)

With the win last night, the team sent a message back to the fans back home. (Peter Abraham;

Last night was Felix Doubront's first start in eleven days, and the resulting rust showed. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Old "friend" Carl Crawford had some well-documented struggles during his time in Boston, but he's enjoyed some early success in Los Angeles. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)