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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz, Andrew Benintendi

Today's links look at choosing Alejandro De Aza over Jackie Bradley, the team's offensive approach, and updates on a couple of injured players.

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It's not all bad news in Red Sox land, as Xander Bogaerts is blossoming into a star before our eyes. (Rob Bradford;

On the other side of things, David Ortiz has been abysmal at the plate, and pitchers are attacking him differently now. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

The trade that brought Alejandro De Aza to Boston kept Jackie Bradley in Pawtucket. Why did the Red Sox choose the former over the latter? (Bryan Grosnick; BP Boston)

One of the recommended fixes for the offense has been a more aggressive approach, but Chili Davis doesn't want players completely changing their strategy at the plate. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Justin Masterson is set to make his third rehab start tonight. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Shane Victorino, however, isn't starting his rehab as quickly as the Red Sox had originally hoped. (Christopher Smith;

What did the Red Sox like so much about Andrew Benintendi? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

In the midst of all the additions to the farm system, eighth current prospects in Greenville were named to the SAL All-Star team. (Jackson Mitchell; Sox Prospects)