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Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Swihart, David Price, Clay Buchholz

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Blake Swihart has hit much better since getting regular plate appearances, and Christopher Smith argues it’s time for him to get regular playing time behind the plate. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

It’s September, which means that teams can look forward to some contributions from minor-league players. The Red Sox can too, but the expanded roster will more prominently feature players returning from injury. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)

That’s not to say they won’t get any help from the minors. There will be pitching help on the way, and it comes at the right time given the fatigue in the bullpen. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

The news on David Price is good, but the team is still going to be cautious with the lefty and will likely hold him out of the upcoming series in Atlanta. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

When he is on the mound, Price has been a revelation this year. James Shields played with Price for a long time and has some theories as to why he’s turned things around in 2018. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The Diamondbacks are leading the National League West, and out of nowhere old friend Clay Buchholz has played a massive role in their playoff position. (Peter Gammons; The Athletic) ($$)