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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Rick Porcello, Rusney Castillo

Today's links look at David Ortiz's rough stretch, Brock Holt's road back up the depth chart, and a minor-league All-Star.

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What in the world is going on with David Ortiz? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Even with the veterans rough patch, John Farrell isn't considering pinch hitting for him during games he starts. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

According to Rick Porcello himself, he is putting too much emphasis on the "shutdown inning." (Christopher Smith;

Rusney Castillo heating up would go a long way towards the offense getting back up to speed. (Rob Bradford;

For now, however, he appears to be behind Brock Holt on the depth chart. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Sam Travis is going to the All-Star game. (Nick Rabasco; Sox Prospects)

Chris Crawford identifies late-round picks from every team that could become major-league caliber players. (Chris Crawford; Baseball Prospectus)