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Daily Red Sox Links: Drake Britton; David Ortiz, Ryan Dempster

Today's links include stories covering how the stretch run will impact the younger players, an injury concern facing all catchers, and what this most recent series in San Francisco taught us.

Jared Wickerham

This upcoming pennant race in September should prove to be valuable experience for young relievers such as Drake Britton and Junichi Tazawa. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

David Ortiz was taken out of yesterday's blowout late in the game with a back injury, but according to him it shouldn't be too serious. (Evan Drellich;

David Ross missed a big chunk of the season due to concussion issues stemming from his action behind the plate. He's not alone in that regard around the league. (Aaron Gleeman; Hardball Talk)

Rob Bradford outlines some things we learned about this Red Sox team after their series win against the Giants this weekend. (Rob Bradford;

Though it is officially a suspension, the punishment for Ryan Dempster practically equates to an extended rest. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

John Farrell's bullpen management may leave something to be desired, but part of the blame has to go to the general attrition associated with major-league bullpens. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Jeff Sullivan looks at the most unhittable pitches across the league this season. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

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