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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Blake Swihart, John Farrell

Today’s links look at the Red Sox’ plate approach, some injury updates and Hector Velazquez’ redemption.

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Brian MacPherson has a look at Boston’s new aggressive approach and just how much it’s paying off already. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

The Red Sox are getting some reinforcements later in the week with Xander Bogaerts set to return on Friday. (Hayden Bird;

Here are some updates on a couple other injured Red Sox players. (Do-Hyoung Park;

Blake Swihart hasn’t gotten a chance to make an impact this year, but he’s patiently waiting for the opportunity. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

In his first career outing, Hector Velazquez got rocked in Oakland. He made up for that outing on Friday. (Stephen Hewitt; Boston Herald)

The Reds have a managerial opening, and John Farrell is a candidate to take over. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)