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Daily Red Sox Links: Tanner Houck, Matt Barnes, Ron Roenicke

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Is it too much pressure to say Tanner Houck is the future of the Red Sox’s pitching rotation? After seeing what he looked like in his first start, perhaps not. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Houck’s debut was the first positive step on the pitching side for the Red Sox in a while, to put it mildly. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

The Red Sox don’t just have to figure out the rotation’s future, as the bullpen remains a mess. Matt Barnes is game to try to help solidify the closer role, for the rest of this year and beyond. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Just continuing to pitch in Boston might be enough for him, however. (Alexandra Francisco; NESN)

Ron Roenicke is pretty keen on sticking around as well. (Steve Hewitt, Boston Herald)

I’m not sure how Nick Pivetta feels, but he’s going to be with the Red Sox for a while one way or another. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)