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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, Jacoby Ellsbury

Today's edition won't pack as much action as yesterday's HR Derby, but it'll provide enough entertainment with stories on David Ortiz's reputation around the league, Xander Bogaerts' fast track, and Jacoby Ellsbury's health.


David Ortiz didn't participate in yesterday's electrifying HR Derby, but he was still mentioned in a few pressers beforehand as Tim Britton found out what some All-Star pitchers think about facing the Red Sox slugger. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Scott Boras comes out and says that Jacoby Ellsbury's health is in good form and that he and the Red Sox will not negotiate a contract during the season -- shocker! (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Xander Bogaerts proved why he's on the fast track to the majors with his performance yesterday at the Futures Game. (Alex Speier;

Speaking of Bogaerts, he's the feature of this week's's Video of the Week. Watch some video from his time in Portland. (Matt Huegel;

Boston has a future All-Star in Bogaerts waiting in the farm system, but they don't have an ace in the wings. (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)

Like most people who endured Boston's 2012 campaign, Mark Melancon has put that season behind him. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

It has taken a collective effort in order for the Red Sox to be in first place, and John Farrell had a part in that. (Gordon Edes;