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Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Matt Barnes

Today we show confidence in a struggling Andrew Bentintendi, Xander Bogaerts watches Derek Jeter on a phone and Matt Barnes mentally adjusts.

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Andrew Benintendi has been scuffling of late, but that doesn’t mean John Farrell is ready to move him down in the order, even if he did give him the night off yesterday. (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

Xander Bogaerts liked Derek Jeter growing up and watched the Yankees’ long-time captain’s retirement ceremony last weekend on Eduardo Rodriguez’s phone. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Matt Barnes has made some mental changes to his approach. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

An underwhelming first 40 games has not been helped in any way by a disappointing defense. (Chris Teeter; Boston BP)

The Red Sox and Orioles are already building a rivalry on the field but the animosity and competition is going to creep into free agency, as the two teams will likely be competing for similar players in the next couple years. (Nicolas Stellini; Fangraphs)

Even if the Red Sox are having issues, right now might not be the time to go out and trade the farm. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)