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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Koji Uehara

Today's edition includes stories on the Xander Bogaerts' outlandish road to the majors, how much Jackie Bradley, Jr. can impact the rest of the season, and which prospects will earn the call to Boston next month.

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Annie Maroon explains Xander Bogaerts' journey from the Little League fields in Aruba to the majors. (Annie Maroon;

Long before the materialization of Xandemonium, Jackie Bradley, Jr. garnered all the prospect hype from Red Sox Nation. Can he help Boston next month? (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)

One former major leaguer believed Koji Uehara would turn out to be a reliable closer -- which he has been since earning the role -- even when the right-hander was starting in Baltimore. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Here's a fun debate: Who's MVP on the Red Sox? Uehara or David Ortiz? (Ron Chimelis;

There's no doubt Jarrod Saltalamacchia has blossomed into a pretty good player during the second half of this season. Here's how he's done just that. (Evan Drellich;

Another part of the Red Sox that has been rolling during the second half is the pitching. This surge is all too familiar for one Red Sox coach. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Rob Bradford explains why this year's Red Sox are built to avoid any late-season, 2011-esque collapses. (Rob Bradford;

Mike Andrews from outlines who's in line for a September call up. (Mike Andrews;

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