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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Andrew Benintendi, Chaim Bloom

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As we covered pretty extensively in yesterday’s Links post, the Red Sox recent rotation woes are being blamed on illegal substances for grip, or at least there is an insinuation of malfeasance. The data doesn’t back it up. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Jonathan Papelbon was kind enough to share his thoughts on the matter, because I know you all were wondering. (Jesse Pantuosco; WEEI)

Some bad news from Kansas City, as Andrew Benintendi is hitting the injured list right before the Red Sox were set to see him again. (Max Rieper; Royals Review)

The first round of All-Star voting is out, and it seems the Red Sox could have a very real chance at claiming the entire left side of the infield for the AL side. (Jordan Horrobin; MLB.com)

Jim Bowden takes a look at what the Red Sox could be on the look out for at the trade deadline this year. (Jim Bowden; The Athletic)

As we like to encourage every year, Sox Prospects is looking for donations. They are an invaluable resource for any Red Sox fan with even a passing interest in the team’s farm system. (Sox Prospects)