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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Jose Iglesias, Jacoby Ellsbury

Today's edition of the links brings you stories on David Ortiz's special connection with the city, John Lackey's maturation towards walks, and last night's news regarding the Biogenesis scandal.

Jim Rogash

In the offseason David Ortiz had the chance to test the open market, but elected to sign a two-year deal to stay in Boston as one of the iconic figures in the community. (Alex Speier;

However unsustainable it may be, it's impossible not to be impressed by what Jose Iglesias has done in this stint with Boston, and he may now be here to stay. (Tony Lee; ESPN Boston)

John Lackey has been around this league for a while now, and he has learned that every walk isn't the end of the world. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

It was one the biggest stories of the entire offseason, and now it's looking like the controversy surrounding Biogenesis is about to rear its ugly head again. (TJ Quinn;

Michael Silverman checks in on the All-Star chances for Red Sox players. (Michael SIlverman; Boston Herald)

This week's series with the Rangers could be a real test for this Red Sox team, which started off well with last night's 17-5 drubbing. (Dan Corrado; Talkin Sox With Dan)

Jacoby Ellsbury missed his fourth straight game last night, but the club is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup tonight. (Julian Benbow;

Rob Neyer shares his thoughts regarding the Biogenesis news from last night. (Rob Neyer; Baseball Nation)