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Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, Trey Ball, Adrian Beltre

Today's links include stories on John Lackey's strong comeback, Trey Ball's thoughts after he was drafted, and the bullpen's workload.

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John Lackey continues on the strong comeback trail, but he's not surprised at all by it, because he's already had success in the majors. (Tom Layman; Boston Herald)

As you may already know, the Red Sox selected left-hander Trey Ball with the seventh pick in yesterday's Rule 4 draft. Evan Drellich has the full transcript from the 18-year-old's conference call with the media. (Evan Drellich; MassLive.com)

The selection of Ball continues a recent trend for the Red Sox, as they've adored big, tall, projectable starters. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

SoxProspects.com has a player page for Trey Ball already, with the complementary scouting report. (SoxProspects.com)

Rob Bradford feels like it's time to remember Adrian Beltre's time with the Red Sox. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)

Boston's bullpen has enjoyed a relatively lighter workload as of late. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina has a deep appreciation for what goes down in a draft war room. (Brendan McGair; Pawtucket Times)

Chip Buck examines the curious situation happening on the left side of the Sox infield. (Chip Buck; Fire Brand of the AL)