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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Jackie Bradley, Travis Shaw

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Today's links look at Rick Porcello's fastball usage, Blake Swihart's transition to the outfield, and a pair of Sox hitters trying a new style of bat.

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Rick Porcello is enjoying a bounce-back season, and a big reason for it is striking a strong balance with his fastball usage. (August Fagerstrom; Fangraphs)

Obviously, Jackie Bradley's hit streak is defined by....well, hits. Possibly just as impressive is that he's drawing a whole bunch of walks during this run. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

The position change was far from popular, but Blake Swihart's transition to left field has been mostly smooth. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

While the offense is deservedly getting the headlines, Nick Canelas breaks down the team's pitching staff. (Nick Canelas; BP Boston)

The use of the Axe Bat is gaining steam around the league, and Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia are both trying it out. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Travis Shaw could miss tonight's game with a hand injury, but it doesn't appear to be anything too serious. (John Tomase; WEEI)