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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts

Today's links look at the bleakness of this season, the state of the catching position, and an update on Justin Masterson.

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This Red Sox season has been a nightmare, and there doesn't appear to be an end. (John Tomase;

Management has gotten a lot of blame for the horrible year, but David Ortiz puts the onus on the players. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Should Boston try to upgrade behind the plate? (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

Amidst all of the badness around this team, there is at least the solace of Xander Bogaerts' blossoming. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

In a bit of more good news, Mookie Betts should avoid the disabled list, with the possibility still open for his return coming tonight. (Julian Benbow; Boston Globe)

The decision on Justin Masterson will be delayed a bit longer, as he'll make a fourth rehab start with Pawtucket. (Christopher Smith;