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Daily Red Sox Links: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Napoli, Koji Uehara

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Today's edition includes links on the emergence of "The Saltline," the September surge of "The Siesta," and a chart explaining the previous nicknames.

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Alex Speier examines the emergence of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who's improved virtually every facet of his game this season. (Alex Speier:

Napoli attributes his September success to pitch recognition, something the first baseman exhibited on Saturday against CC Sabathia. (Kyle Brasseur;

Here's an interesting story from Koji Uehara's Nippon Professional Baseball League playing days. (Evan Drellich;

Drake Britton, six months removed from his DUI arrest, hopes he has earned back respect. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

A year in school aided the growth of Teddy Stankiewicz, Boston's second-round pick from this year's draft. (Jon Meoli; via

Does September momentum mean much when it comes to playoff success? (Andre Khatchaturian; Fire Brand of the AL)

The SoxProspects community voted for its 2013 minor-league All-Stars. (Kevin Pereira;

If you missed it, here's a write up (with video included) of Boston's tribute to Mariano Rivera before yesterday's game -- the closer's last regular-season game at Fenway. (Bryan Hoch;

Buster Olney snapped a photo of what Rivera etched on the wall of the visitors' bullpen at Fenway. (Buster Olney; ESPN)

A former Red Sox announced his retirement yesterday. (Chris Cotillo; MLBDailyDish)

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