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Daily Red Sox Links: Will Middlebrooks, Clay Buchholz, David Ortiz

Today's links bring you stories on Will Middlebrooks' road back to the big leagues, Clay Buchholz's attempted recovery from injury, and some reasons for the Red Sox improving so much this season.

Mike Ehrmann

Fans are understandably down on Will Middlebrooks after the rough year he's had, but there are examples around the league on why all hope is not lost for him. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Speaking of Middlebrooks, Chad Finn doesn't think it's wise to start talking about moving him to first base. (Chad Finn;

Ben Shapiro warns against rushing Clay Buchholz back into action. (Ben Shapiro;

What exactly has gone into the turnout that the Red Sox have undergone this season? (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Manny Machado has had an incredible season, and is chasing more than one record. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

The injury to Buchholz has lasted longer than anyone initially anticipated, and it's starting to become a worrisome situation. (Rob Bradford;

The Red Sox had two players who were actually able to participate in last night's All-Star Game, but they both had forgettable performances. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

The way he's been able to perform at his age has been nothing short of amazing, but Ortiz knows that age will soon catch up with him. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

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