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Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey

Today's links include the saga that is Alfredo Aceves, the back of the bullpen upon Joel Hanrahan's return from the DL, and possible options for spot-starts in the near future.

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Though he didn't appear in yesterday's game, Daniel Bard expressed his excitement to be back in Boston in a pregame interview. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Prior to the news of Alfredo Aceves' demotion, Hunter Golden wrote that it was time for him to go. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

There's a lot of talk about what will happen at the back of Boston's bullpen when Joel Hanrahan returns, but Andrew Bailey doesn't think it's that big of a deal. (Alex Speier;

In San Francisco, Matt Cain has struggled thus far in 2013, and Grant Brisbee tries to figure out the problem. (Grant Brisbee; Baseball Nation)

Scott Lauber goes over some options in case John Lackey can't make his scheduled start on Sunday. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Michael Clair investigates the interesting question of when it could be deemed that baseball has ventured too far from being a spectator sport. (Michael Clair; Platoon Advantage)

Before yesterday's game, John Farrell had some words for Alfredo Aceves. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)