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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Andrew Bailey, Jackie Bradley

Today's edition includes stories on Xander Bogaerts finding himself at the plate, fans overlooking Andrew Bailey, and a collection of GIFs featuring a former Red Sox.


After struggling earlier on in the season, Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts has been reacquainted with his rhythm at the dish. He's batting .320/.404/.560 in his last 12 games. (Jon Meoli; via

Rumors of a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade to Boston have made fans overlook incumbent closer Andrew Bailey. (Evan Drellich;

Jackie Bradley Jr. recalls his first career major-league at-bat against CC Sabathia. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Speaking about Sabathia, one Red Sox pitcher has crafted his game by emulating the Yankees ace. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Rob Bradford examines why players are so tightlipped about their injuries. (Rob Bradford;

Mark Smith was able to catch the PawSox in action, and evidently he was pleased to have done so. (Mark Smith;

Garin Cecchini has been on fire with the Salem Red Sox, but what will he be like on your fantasy team? (Al Skorupa;

Pedro Martinez visited the Portland Sea Dogs. Here's a video interview from his time spent with Boston's Double-A affiliate. (

Former Red Sox Robert Coello has employed a pitch deemed by batters and catchers alike as the "WTF" pitch. Coello was designated for assignment by the Red Sox in 2011 for fan favorite Alfredo Aceves. He was then traded to the Cubs for Tony Thomas, who's currently roaming the outfield for Portland. (Jeff Passan; Yahoo Sports)*

A gallery for Adrian Beltre GIFs has been made. (Tom Ley;

*Yes it's a couple of days old, but it's still interesting.