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Daily Red Sox Links: Shane Victorino, Koji Uehara, Jon Lester

Today's links look at Edward Mujica taking over closing duties, Xander Bogaerts' boyhood idol, and the Jon Lester contract negotiations.

Al Bello

In a bit of good news in an otherwise rough weekend, Shane Victorino is set to start his rehab in Portland this week. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Nothing is set in stone just yet, but it does look like Koji Uehara will be able to avoid a DL stint. (Jason Mastrodonato;

While Uehara is out, though, Adam Kaufman says Edward Mujica is the answer for the closer void. (Adam Kaufman;

Xander Bogaerts is the shortstop of the future in Boston, but grew up idolizing a guy from the other side of the rivalry. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

John Tomase provides an update on the Jon Lester negotiations. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Does the Lester situation represent a missed opportunity for the Red Sox? (Rob Bradford;

John Farrell became the first manager ejected in a replay-related issue. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)