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Daily Red Sox Links: Ryan Dempster, Jon Lester, Will Middlebrooks

Today's links include stories on the importance of Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester, Will Middlebrooks' demotion, and a potential trade target for the rotation.

Jim Rogash

Clay Buchholz faced another setback yesterday, and may not be making another start until after the All-Star break. It's not great timing considering Jon Lester's recent performance. (Evan Drellich;

Ryan Dempster continues to do Ryan Dempster things, and it is very important for the team going forward. (Alex Speier;

Hunter Golden takes a deeper look into the demotion of Will Middlebrooks. (Hunter Golden; Fire Brand of the AL)

A big reason for Middlebrooks being sent to Pawtucket was the surprising offense from Jose Iglesias, whose big nights are becoming quite common. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

With trade season approaching, it's very possible that Ricky Nolasco will be the best starting pitcher on the market this season. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

For all of the success the Red Sox have had in 2013, Brian MacPherson details one thing that could hold them back. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

The Blue Jays have been on fire as of late, and have put themselves back in the AL East race. RA Dickey being back to his old ways would not bode well for the rest of the division. (Rob Neyer; Baseball Nation)

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