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Daily Red Sox Links: Alejandro De Aza, David Ortiz, Rick Porcello

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Today's links look at some bold moves by John Farrell, an opportunity for Travis Shaw, and the importance of Ryan Hanigan.

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John Farrell deserves some credit for the moves he has made to help the Red Sox get back into contention. (Tony Lee; ESPN Boston)

One of those moves was sticking with the inexplicable Alejandro De Aza. (Alex Skillin; BP Boston)

Boston needs to be careful with how it handles David Ortiz at first base. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Since Ortiz may not be playing there everyday, the door could be opening for Travis Shaw. (Jimmy Toscano; CSN New England)

Rick Porcello found himself in a big spot on Wednesday, and he came through in the clutch. (Rob Bradford;

If the Red Sox will continue this run, they'll need more of that from Porcello. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Don't discount what Ryan Hanigan's return has meant. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)