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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, David Ortiz, Jason Groome

Today’s links look at how Rick Porcello has come back after last season’s rough performance, Craig Kimbrel’s control issues, and the potential playoff roster.

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One of the reasons Rick Porcello has been so effective in 2016 is the work he put in after pitching so poorly in 2015. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

David Ortiz had just one request as he heads into the final month of his final regular season. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Why is Craig Kimbrel having so much trouble with control this year? (Matt Collins; BP Boston)

After searching everywhere for reliable arms behind Kimbrel, the Red Sox might finally have it with the returns of Koji Uehara and Brad Ziegler. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

If the Red Sox do make the postseason, who will be on their playoff roster? (Paul Swydan;

Jason Groome’s first pro season is almost over. Ian Cundall has a scouting report on the young pitcher. (Ian Cundall; Sox Prospects)