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Daily Red Sox Links: Trade Deadline, Zach Britton, J.D. Martinez

Today’s links look at where the Red Sox stand heading into the trade deadline, Alex Cora’s thoughts on his team and the reliever’s trips to the mound.

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The Red Sox clearly want to upgrade their team before the deadline, but some teams aren’t sure they have the prospect depth to do so. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

To the contrary to that point, they are in on Zach Britton, along with just about every other contender. (NBC Sports Boston)

Prospect Bryan Mata was scratched from his start in Salem, which raised some eyebrows, but the team says it had nothing to do with trade talks. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

For whatever it may be worth, Alex Cora believes in the group he currently has. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

As we’ve seen this weekend, the Red Sox are probably best off if they can limit J.D. Martinez’ time in the outfield as much as possible. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Saturday’s game wasn’t very fun, except for a couple of Red Sox relievers coming into the game on bullpen carts. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)