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Daily Red Sox Links: Joe Kelly, Cole Hamels, David Ortiz

Today's links look at the Red Sox' playoff chances, some ways they can turn it around, and a new pitch for Clay Buchholz.

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Historically speaking, the Red Sox are digging themselves into a hole in their quest to reach the postseason. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

There are a few ways they can turn around their season, though. (Chad Finn;

One of those ways is acquiring Cole Hamels, but he can't be expected to turn everything around. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Joe Kelly's struggles have been well-documented, and the Red Sox think he needs to work on his sequencing. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

David Ortiz has also been slumping, but both he and the team in general expect him to bounce back. (Rob Bradford;

Clay Buchholz has pitched mostly well this season*, despite the high ERA, and a new changeup is a big reason why. (Eno Sarris; Fangraphs)

*Note: This was written after three innings of last night's game. I don't know how this start will end for him.

Matt Barnes may be a good major-league starter someday, but right now he's providing a ton of value out of the bullpen. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Chaz Fiorino has the latest write-up on Henry Owens. (Chaz Fiorino; Sox Prospects)