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Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Shane Victorino, Jackie Bradley

Today's links look at Jackie Bradley and Xander Bogaerts' confidence levels during their respective slumps, Heath Hembree's future role, and the necessity of Giancarlo Stanton.

Jim Rogash

Clay Buchholz tried to make sense of this whirlwind season he's had. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Obviously (mostly) everyone wants the Red Sox to make a play for Giancarlo Stanton, but is he someone they absolutely need? (Patrick Mallon; Fire Brand of the AL)

With Shane Victorino out for the year, is it possible we've seen the last of him in a Red Sox uniform? (Colby Guarino; Sox Space)

Jackie Bradley is in the middle of an atrocious offensive slump, and getting him going has to be a priority for the team. (Rob Bradford;

Despite his struggles, Bradley remains confident. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Similarly, Xander Bogaerts says he's more relaxed after moving back to shortstop, despite his numbers not yet backing that up. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Heath Hembree had quite a debut for the Red Sox. Could he be the team's future closer? (Jason Mastrodonato;