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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr.

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It hasn’t always seemed this way, but J.D. Martinez is living up to his lofty standards this season. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

At this point, there are solid arguments both for and against the slugger opting out after this season. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

There was a report on Friday that the Red Sox will listen to trade offers on Mookie Betts this coming winter. (Nick Friar; WEEI)

Is there really a path for the Red Sox to slug their way back into the playoff picture? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Friday notwithstanding, the team has had issues with situational hitting this year. Alex Cora says too many hitters are focused on trying to smash homers. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Jackie Bradley Jr. is slumping at the plate again, but the Red Sox have faith he’ll bust out of it. (Jessica Camerato;

Ty Buttrey has flourished in Los Angeles. Could he have been the bullpen savior for the Red Sox? (Bill Koch; Providence Journal)