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Daily Red Sox Links: Shane Victorino, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester

Today's links look at the Red Sox rotation, the left side of the infield in scouts' eyes, and what Jon Lester could make in free agency.

Ethan Miller

Shane Victorino is still struggling over his decision on whether or not to abandon switch-hitting this season. (Alex Speier;

Technically, Clay Buchholz is slotted as Boston's number five starter, but it's a distinction that he isn't too concerned with. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Now that John Farrell has basically announced his rotation, how does it look? (Brian Roach; Fire Brand of the AL)

Seth Kugel, the Frugal Traveler, took a trip to spring training in Fort Myers. (Seth Kugel; New York Times)

Some scouts give a little insight on how the industry feels about Xander Bogaerts and Will Middlebrooks. (Nick Cafardo;

Once again, Jon Lester has been named Boston's Opening Day starter. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

For some reason, the Red Sox tried having the PA announcer announce the count after every pitch, and somehow, the feedback was mixed. (David Dorsey; ESPN Boston)

The Red Sox brought on another minor league pitcher yesterday. (Will Woodward; Sox Prospects)

Dave Cameron projects contracts for upcoming free agent starting pitchers, a group that includes Jon Lester. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)