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Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Xander Bogaerts, Carl Willis

Today's links look at Boston's struggling offense, some solutions to fix it, and the team's focus on mental health.

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The Red Sox offense has been terrible lately, but they have to start hitting at some point. Right? RIGHT?! (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

One of the big issues has been the lineup's complete inability to hit left-handed pitching. (Rob Bradford;

It's not just that, though. More general changes also need to be made. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Is Rusney Castillo the solution they're looking for? (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

In a bit of positive news, Xander Bogaerts is looking a little better at the plate. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

One thing the Red Sox have been focused on more this year is the mental health of its players. (Jen McCaffrey;

On the pitching side of things, Carl Willis is already making an impact. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Luckily for the Red Sox, the whole Patriots controversy is taking some of the heat off them in the general sports media. (Chad Finn;

Speaking of deflategate, the Ryan Morrison looked at a loophole the Red Sox could take advantage of if they were so inclined. (Ryan P. Morrison; BP Boston)