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Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian Johnson, David Ortiz

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The Red Sox’ chances are quickly fading away, and they are doing so more quickly as the team cannot take advantage of the opportunities handed to them. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Take Sunday, for example. The offense was rough for that one, but Brian Johnson also didn’t help matters when he dug the team in another early hole. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Chris Cotillo takes a look at how Eduardo Rodriguez has been able to emerge in 2019. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Meanwhile, things haven’t been as smooth for Nathan Eovaldi, whose move into different roles has not worked out. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Christian Vázquez has been a revelation at the plate, and he’s nearing a playing time milestone as well. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

As he continues to look for answers, David Ortiz hired the former Boston police commissioner to investigate his shooting. (ESPN)

If the loss wasn’t enough for Red Sox fans on Sunday, they also go rick-rolled. (Jack Pickell;