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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Travis Shaw, Blake Swihart

Today's links look at Travis Shaw learning a new position, the optimal Red Sox lineup, and some potentially important bullpen depth.

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During his stint on the DL, Rick Porcello focused on fixing his arm slot. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Travis Shaw just keeps hitting, and he'll start getting some time in left field to increase his versatility. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

What is the optimal lineup order for the Red Sox? (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

Blake Swihart had to leave the game yesterday after taking a foul ball off his head. Luckily, there are no signs of concussion. (Quinn Roberts;

Although neither is likely to start on the Opening Day roster, Heath Hembree and Matt Barnes can play important roles in 2016. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Bryce Harper had some comments last week about the tiredness of today's league. He's spot on, and has to power to change things. (John Tomase; WEEI)

At this weekend's Sloan conference, Bill James had an interesting idea of getting rid of the balk rule. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)