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Daily Red Sox Links: Jose Iglesias, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester

Today's links bring you stories on topics including Jarrod Saltalmacchia's impressive season, an early look at the trade season, and one more look at the team's advanced scouting.

How could I not use this picture?
How could I not use this picture?

It's been somewhat overshadowed by some other performances, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia is having a fine 2013 season. (Rob Bradford;

The dust has settled and Jose Iglesias ended up winning the last roster spot upon Will Middlebrooks' return, and now the trick is to find him some playing time. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Last night's game was far from ideal in any aspect, but there was one bright spot from an unexpected place. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Among other notes from Ian Browne, we have the Red Sox hoping that Clay Buchholz will make his next start on Sunday. Him being pushed back once again is clearly not the best news. (Ian Browne;

Jon Lester looked like he was making the comeback we all hoped for early in the season, but he's regressed back to his old ways as of late, and continued to do so last night. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

We're approaching the middle of June, which means the trade season is getting closer and closer. Ben Cherington talks about the upcoming month and a half. (Evan Drellich;

Tim Britton finishes up his fantastic three-part look on Boston's advanced scouting. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Some of the most hyped teams from this preseason are struggling to unexpected extents this season. (Matt Kory; Sports on Earth)