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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Craig Breslow, Mike Napoli

Today's links include stories on a new role for Jose Iglesias, an unheralded member of the Red Sox bullpen, and some bad news on the injury front.

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Despite the fact that he's in his age-37 season, David Ortiz is putting up strong numbers yet again. As Brian MacPherson points out, though, his Red Sox career was almost very short-lived. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

When Will Middlebrooks first went to the disabled list, it was assumed Jose Iglesias would only be up for the duration of his 15-day stint. Now, though, the team may be changing that plan. (Peter Abraham;

He may not get the publicity of many others on the team, but Craig Breslow has been a big part of Boston's bullpen this season. (Jason Mastrodonato;

While last season was brutal to watch unfold, one positive that came out of it will be the seventh overall pick in the amateur draft on Thursday. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Alex Speier runs through the improbability that has been Mike Napoli playing on an everyday basis. (Alex Speier;

Stephen Drew has been fighting to live up to his potential for his whole career, and continues to do so according to Howard Megdel. (Howard Megdel; Sports on Earth)

For a while it seemed that Shane Victorino would be able to return to Boston's lineup the day he was eligible to return from the disabled list, but that no longer looks like it'll happen. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)