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Daily Red Sox Links: Brock Holt, Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez

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Today's links look at how Brock Holt got to where he is, Mike Napoli's everlasting optimism, and the timetable for Dustin Pedroia's return.

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He may not seem it on the surface, but Brock Holt is more than deserving of his All-Star bid. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Alex Speier looks at Holt's rise to stardom. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Xander Bogaerts could be another All-Star, and he hopes you go out and vote for him. Yes, you. (John Tomase;

Expect to see David Ortiz playing first base again this week. (Christopher Smith;

He'll be replacing Mike Napoli at the position, who remains optimistic that he'll turn it around. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are not A Problem. (Bryan Joiner; BP Boston)

The front office knew exactly what they were getting when they signed Ramirez. (Chad Finn;

The Red Sox still aren't sure if Dustin Pedroia will be back before the All-Star break. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)