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Daily Red Sox Links: Hansel Robles, Alex Verdugo, Clayton Kershaw

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The Red Sox bullpen is hanging on by a thread right now, but Hansel Robles has been able to handle things in the ninth. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Jen McCaffrey’s latest mailbag looks at a few question areas around the Red Sox, including their leadership roles as well as the defensive issues. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

With Jayce Tingler, reportly, on his way out of San Diego, The Athletic takes a deeper look at the Padres’ collapse this season. (Dennis Lin; The Athletic)

Longtime Yankees broadcaster Ken Singleton announced his retirement in the middle of the Rays-Yankees game. (Mark Sanchez; New York Post)

Surely you have noticed Alex Verdugo’s ‘rocking the baby’ celebration when he has a big hit. So what was the inspiration? (Christopher Smith; Mass Live)

Clayton Kershaw lasted only 42 pitches before being removed from the game and is unlikely to playing in the postseason. This stinks. (Juan Toribio;