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Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller, Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Today's links include stories on the imminent closer change, the possible replacement and the guy who'll catch him.

Jared Wickerham

Andrew Bailey's role as Boston's closer is in severe danger**, as John Farrell suggests an impending closer change.(Chuck Pleiness;

**Here's the perfect time to remind everyone of our own Matt Collins' and how he suggested a few days ago that Bailey's closer job was not in danger. Don't worry, Matt. We still love you. (Matt Collins; Over the Monster)

Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa are the two options that have been thrown around to replace Bailey, but Andrew Miller should be considered as well. (Evan Drellich;

In Scott Lauber's Red Sox Notebook, he, among other things, mentions Jarrod Saltalamacchia's improvement behind the plate. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks and Jose Iglesias have been the three options at short and third, but a fourth guy is making his way into the mix -- which will complicate Farrell's juggling of those position. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

SoxProspects updated their Top 10 prospects after the Trey Ball signing, and it was released on ESPNBoston with the note that this is the strongest Top 10 since the 2007 days of Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, Dustin Pedroia, etc. (Mike Andrews; SoxProspects via

Also from SoxProspects, the Red Sox have signed fifth round pick Corey Littrell, according to Baseball America's Jim Callis. (James Dunne; SoxProspects)

How do minor-league managers deal with promotions such as Xander Bogaerts and Garin Cecchini when it comes to the incumbents at their respective positions? PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina gives us his perspective. (Brendan McGair; Woonsocket Call)

If you're one of those guys who's wishing dearly for a job in baseball, read Alyson Footer's piece about how difficult is really is to make it. (Alyson Footer; Footer Blog)