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Daily Red Sox Links: Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino, David Ortiz

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Today's links look at how the team will endure Jacoby Ellsbury's absence, Xander Bogaerts' past, present and future, and a prospect retrospective on David Ortiz.

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The decision to call up Will Middlebrooks up before Xander Bogaerts is looking like a good one, and an altered approach is part of the reason for the third baseman's success. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Evan Drellich looks at the center field situation while Jacoby Ellsbury is out with injury. (Evan Drellich;

Shane Victorino has given up switch hitting for the time being, and has had a good amount of success since making the change. (Matt Kory; Sports on Earth)

Alex Speier delves into the meteoric rise of Bogaerts, and what he envisions for himself in the future. (Alex Speier;

Seemingly an aging being, David Ortiz has been one of the best hitters in the game for a decade now. John Sickels discusses at how the future looked for Ortiz as a prospect. (John Sickels; Minor League Ball)

Despite the injury to Ellsbury, the Red Sox still look like a team clicking on all cylinders. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

As we approach the end of the season, now is the time when the league's best teams will start to separate themselves from the pack. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

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