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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Mike Napoli

Today's links look at reasons to still believe in the Red Sox, Rusney Castillo's demotion and a major award for Andrew Benintendi.

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Things are getting more and more bleak every day, but there is still some reason to hold out hope. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

One of those reasons has to be Xander Bogaerts, who has improved tremendously with runners in scoring position. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Mookie Betts is up there as well. (Braden Campbell;

Mike Napoli, on the other hand, continues to struggle and it's getting to the point that the Red Sox have to make a decision with him. (Bryan Joiner; BP Boston)

To his credit, he's taking his demotion in the lineup in stride. (John Tomase;

Rusney Castillo has also disappointed, and now he's back in Pawtucket. (Christopher Smith;

Here are a few scouting reports of his new teammates. (Ian Cundall; Sox Prospects)

Andrew Bentintendi won college baseball's highest honor last night. (Ricky Doyle; NESN)