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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Chris Young

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Today's links look at the problems in the pitching staff, going for talent over need in the draft, and an old frenemy being designated for assignment.

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Things have been mostly good for the Red Sox this year, but there are some improvements that could be made on the pitching staff. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

At least they still have Mookie Betts. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

There is always some temptation to root for your favorite team to look for immediate impact at a position of need in the draft, but selecting talent over need is always the way to go. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

John Farrell's comments on Blake Swihart's injury aren't overly encouraging. (Chris Mason; Boston Herald)

The man he replaced in left field, Brock Holt, is still trying to figure out when he will start his rehab assignment. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Luckily, Boston still has Chris Young, who is looking good after his slow start. (Bill Ballou; Providence Journal)

Marco Hernandez has taken over Jonny Gomes' old role as the emergency catcher. (NESN)

Sox Prospects has named their organization prospects of the month. (Jim Crowell; Sox Prospects)

Carl Crawford was designated for assignment by the Dodgers. Ya know, the Red Sox could use a left fielder right now. *Ducks* (Eric Stephen; True Blue LA)