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Daily Red Sox Links: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Koji Uehara, Xander Bogaerts

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Today's links bring you stories including a huge, relatively new adjustment for rookies, a huge season from down on the farm, and some insights involving the recently acquired John McDonald.

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It's always interesting to see how a player performs in the final season before free agency. This year, Jarrod Saltalamacchia has taken his game to another level. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

One of the biggest adjustments rookies have to make when they finally reach the majors is getting used to the new advanced scouting reports. (Evan Drellich;

Remember when people weren't sure if Koji Uehara would work as a closer? That was fun. (Joe McDonald; ESPN Boston)

The Red Sox farm system took such a huge step forward this season, and Henry Owens was a big part of it. (Josh Cookson; Fire Brand of the AL)

Rob Bradford speaks with the newly acquired John McDonald. (Rob Bradford;

Fans are starting to get excited about Xander Bogaerts. (Adam Kurkjian; Boston Herald)

With McDonald's arrival, Dan Corrado got to thinking about a recently departed infielder. (Dan Corrado; Talkin Sox With Dan)

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