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Daily Red Sox Links: Carson Smith, Drew Pomeranz, Jon Lester

Aside from harping on the lack of offensive punch recently, we catch up with Carson Smith’s delayed return, Drew Pomeranz’s 2016 and old friend Jon Lester.

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After another miserable offensive showing, maybe the Red Sox are missing David Ortiz more than they thought they would. (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

What’s worse is the Sox are wasting wonderfully pitched games by Chris Sale by failing to get anything going offensively. That has to change. (Jeff Jacobs; Hartford Courant)

I mean, come on! Get the man some runs already! (Jen McCaffrey; MassLive)

Can the Sox do that without being a team that swats a bunch of home runs? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

The bad news continues, as Carson Smith’s return has been delayed by soreness. (Chad Jennings; Boston Herald)

Speaking of soreness, that’s just what Drew Pomeranz was dealing with in 2016, but it didn’t stop him from having the best season of his career, even if he slowed down with Boston. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Chase d’Arnaud was claimed off of waivers yesterday and he will be activated the moment he gets to Boston. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Jon Lester says his proudest moment as a Red Sox was the teams shift from worst to first from 2012 to 2013. (Sam Galanis; NESN)