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Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi, Rick Porcello

In today’s links Jackie Bradley Jr. talks the shift, Andrew Benintendi gets on base and Rick Porcello uses his days off wisely. Plus Rusney Castillo wants to come back and more from Pawtucket.

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Jackie Bradley Jr. is aware that beating the shift is difficult. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

September is going to be when this season really kicks into gear. (Chad Jennings: The Athletic) ($$)

Rick Porcello has taken to throwing pitches off a mound in the day before his starts. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Andrew Benintendi may never get out again. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Soon, Benintendi and other young Red Sox stars are going to get a big pay bump. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

The future of the Pawsox, at least where they play, is hanging in the balance. (Joe McDonald; The Athletic) ($$)

Speaking of the minor leagues, Rusney Castillo is still down there but he wants to get back to the Red Sox. (Harold Rivera; The Athletic) ($$)