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Daily Red Sox Links: Rafael Devers, Mitch Moreland, Carson Smith

Today’s links includes the addition of Rafael Devers, the plan with the rotation after yesterday’s PPD, and a chance to see Tanner Houck in action.

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The Red Sox only made a couple of mid-tier moves at the trade deadline, but as it turns out they may have made a top-tier addition in Rafael Devers. (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

Elsewhere in the lineup, Mitch Moreland is starting to swing the bat with a little confidence again. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

After Wednesday’s postponement, the Red Sox are simply pushing everyone in the rotation back a day, meaning Rick Porcello will take the mound on Thursday. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)

Carson Smith is almost ready for the next step he’s yet to make this year, as he could start a rehab assignment on Saturday. (Evan Chronis;

Terry Francona was back in Boston this week, and of course he hasn’t changed one bit. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Here is some video on Red Sox first round pick Tanner Houck. (Ian Cundall; Sox Prospects)

Boston has made some moves in their offices, extending Sam Kennedy’s contract and promoting him. (Rich Thompson; Boston Herald)