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Daily Red Sox Links: Joe Kelly, Justin Masterson, Xander Bogaerts

Today's links look at the alternatives that were there for the rotation, the late-game struggles by the unit, and Justin Masterson's velocity.

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There's a lot of criticism around the Red Sox rotation, but what would you have done differently? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Instead, Ben Cherington is taking a more modern approach to the pitching staff. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Unfortunately, the starters have been hitting a wall in the sixth inning thus far. (Rob Bradford;

What do the Red Sox have in Joe Kelly? (Alex Skillin; BP Boston)

John Farrell is hoping that Justin Masterson's velocity will come as the season goes on. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Xander Bogaerts is still learning how to deal with adversity at the plate. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Shane Victorino is day-to-day right now with a hamstring injury, but it's unclear what that means with him at this point. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)