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Daily Red Sox Links: Jacoby Ellsbury, Xander Bogaerts, Drake Britton

Today's links look at the road ahead for the Red Sox, what will happen with Xander Bogaerts now that Will Middlebrooks has been promoted, and a power loss for Ryan Lavarnway.

Ed Zurga

The Red Sox have a decent lead in the AL East right now, but the road to the playoffs isn't going to be an easy one by any stretch of the imagination. (Rob Bradford;

Jacoby Ellsbury has been outstanding with the bat this year, but his work with the glove has also been extremely impressive. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

With Will Middlebrooks in Boston, Xander Bogaerts will be splitting time between shortstop and third base in Pawtucket. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Ryan Lavarnway has never reached the offensive potential we all saw from him a couple years ago, especially in the power department. (Evan Drellich;

Drake Britton had great early returns after his initial call to the big leagues, but things have gotten a bit more difficult for him since then. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Curt Schilling just revealed a very scary moment in his recent past. (CSN New England)

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