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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Rafael Devers, Christian Vázquez

Today’s links look at the rotation’s struggles, first-inning offense and the latest draft signing.

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Rick Porcello is struggling and he is acknowledging the issues. That’s half the battle, but eventually you have to perform, too. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

The rotation was supposed to be the focal point of Boston’s roster, and Dave Dombroski is the latest to call that fact out. (Ryan Hannable; WEEI)

In more positive news, Rafael Devers is very good and everyone knows it. (Bill Koch; Providence Journal)

Deves moving up to the second spot in the lineup is perhaps the biggest reason the Red Sox offense has finally started to produce in the first inning. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Christian Vázquez has become an offensive force out of nowhere, but Sean McAdam opines that his defense has taken a significant step back. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Boston signed Noah Song, their fourth round pick from the Naval Academy. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)