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Daily Red Sox Links: Yankees series, Brian Johnson, Brandon Phillips

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Today’s links look ahead to this weekend, where the roster stands post-deadline, and the best prospects of July.

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New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

In case you haven’t heard, the Red Sox and Yankees start a big series at Fenway Thursday night. Both teams are banged up, which is often the case this time of year. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Ian Browne takes a look at how the trade deadline has affected Boston’s potential in October. (Ian Browne; MLB.com)

Did they do enough to address their depth on both sides of their roster, though? (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

There’s no denying losing Chris Sale for this series is a massive loss, but Brian Johnson has stepped up when needed pretty much all year. (John Tomase; WEEI)

Both Johnson and Blake Swihart have quickly changed their reputation among fans, as it wasn’t too long ago each was an afterthought. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Adam Lind stuck around with the PawSox after Boston acquired Steve Pearce, but apparently things have changed and he was released on Wednesday, corresponding with his August 1 opt-out date. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

It seems Brandon Phillips may stick around despite the Ian Kinsler acquisition because the former is pining for a ring before his career ends. (Harold Rivera; The Athletic)

Sox Prospects has their prospects of the month of July, with Bobby Dalbec and Denyi Reyes taking the prizes. (Shawn McGrath; Sox Prospects)