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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Steven Wright

Today’s links look at Boston’s problems with the Astros, Eduardo Núñez taking his role back at second base, and the importance of this draft.

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox are a very good team, but they still have an Astros-sized hump to get over before really getting where they want to be. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Mookie Betts says that he could play through his current pain level, but the concern is with preventing further injury. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

With Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list, Eduardo Núñez is going to be thrown back into the thick of things at second base. He says his knee is fine, though he does have some regrets. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

Expect to see a bigger role for Steven Wright moving forward, but don’t expect that to be as a starter. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

We all know the Red Sox have a weak farm system right now, and this week’s draft is a big chance to kickstart things. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Sox Prospects has named their players of the month for May, with a couple of low-minors players getting the nod. (Shawn McGrath; Sox Prospects)