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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Rob Manfred, Tanner Houck

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The big story around baseball right now is certainly the controversy around sticky substances being used by pitchers and the league’s sudden crackdown on the practice. Chad Finn shares his thoughts on the ordeal. (Chad Finn;

Official punishments and enforcement will start on Monday, but have we already begun to see some of the results on the field? (Eno Sarris and Brittany Ghiroli; The Athletic)

The Red Sox should be taking special note of these crackdowns, says John Tomase, considering who their manager is. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Speaking of Alex Cora, he can attest to the feeling of being suspended. It’s, uh, not great. (Joon Lee; ESPN)

In non sticky stuff news, the Red Sox are starting to see their injury-raveged pitching depth starting to catch up to them. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

The good news on that front: Tanner Houck should be making his way back relatively quickly. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

Don’t forget about the Blue Jays in this American League playoff picture. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)