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Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Dustin Pedroia, John Henry

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Today’s links look at Andrew Benintendi’s ability to make adjustments, the eight inning problem, and the end of Papelbon rumors.

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Andrew Benintendi hit his first career home run on Sunday, and the team is really happy with his early-career adjustments. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Boston has an eighth inning problem. Who can step up and fill that role? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Junichi Tazawa was once that guy, but it seems his time has passed. (Paul Swydan;

Don’t sleep on Dustin Pedroia’s importance in the middle of this talented lineup. (Matt Kory; BP Boston)

Rick Porcello has pitched well enough to insert himself into the AL’s lackluster Cy Young race. (John Tomase; WEEI)

The Red Sox are as shocked as anyone about how durable Hanley Ramirez has been this year. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

John Henry spoke to the media this weekend, and addressed the calls for John Farrell’s job. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

So, those Jonathan Papelbon rumors? Looks like that’s not gonna happen. (Sam Henken; ESPN)

Watch some video of Luis Alexander Basabe. (Matt Huegel; Sox Prospects)