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Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Brian Johnson, Mookie Betts

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Craig Kimbrel hasn’t looked great lately, and pitching coach Dana LeVangie thinks he knows why. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The Red Sox have a decision to make with their rotation, and Alex Cora plans to discuss it with his staff on Thursday. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Sandy León made a potentially game-saving play in Tuesday’s contest, and the catcher is having an underrated year for the Red Sox. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

Just like the rest of us, David Ortiz has been impressed by what he’s seen from J.D. Martinez. (Nicole Yang;

In fact, Martinez has been so good that the Red Sox may have an internal competition for the American League MVP. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

Mookie Betts is, of course, his competition. The hits just keep coming for the Red Sox star as he announced that he and his girlfriend are expecting a child later this year. (Andrew Mearns; Cut Four)

As we’ve written on this very site, Dave Dombrowski has done a great job with this roster. Of course, you can’t just ignore the impact Ben Cherington has had as well. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Jason Varitek has expanded his role with the organization, and he is not getting sick of it. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)