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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Matt Barnes, Brian Johnson

Today’s links look at the aging Ortiz, his recent slump, and the return of a Roenis Elias.

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David Ortiz had an injury scare on Wednesday night, and although everything turned out alright it was a painful reminder of his age. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Another reminder of his age is the recent slump he’s gone through. (Matt Collins; BP Boston)

That entire game on Wednseday felt like a crushing blow to this season, though it probably wasn’t. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Matt Barnes got his first career save this week, a symbolic showcase of how far he’s come this year. (Rich Thompson; Boston Herald)

The bullpen has been bad and overworked lately, though, so Roenis Elias has rejoined the roster. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Brian Johnson continues to pitch well for Pawtucket. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)