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Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Ryan Brasier, Rocco Baldelli

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone assumes the Red Sox are going to go out and trade for a reliever at or before the trade deadline this summer. Do they need a starter more than bullpen help, though? (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

The Yankees made an early deal to acquire Edwin Encarnación, but the Red Sox were never involved in talks for the slugger. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Boston already has a few players at that position, including a couple currently on the IL on whom we got updates on Monday. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Nathan Eovaldi is starting to throw again, though the Red Sox won’t put a timetable on a potential return this time around. (Ian Browne;

Ryan Brasier, meanwhile, returned to action for the first time in a week on Monday and looked very good. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Rocco Baldelli is impressing everyone in his second year with the Twins, particularly those in his home state of Rhode Island. (Bill Koch; Providence Journal)