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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Garrett Richards, Jack Leiter

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Xander Bogaerts is very nearly a perfect shortstop, but he isn’t always on point in the field. (Jay Jaffe; FanGraphs)

It may not turn him into an ace, but Garrett Richards is making adjustments to his approach on the mound. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Richards really needs to find some new stuff that works because things could get real bleak if he doesn’t. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)

Trying to figure out what we’ll see next time Richards toes the rubber is a puzzle unto itself. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Overall, the Red Sox’s rotation has been serviceable but far from outstanding. John Tomase warns that this group of starters won’t be the full-time starting five for long. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

It’s looking more and more likely that Jack Leiter will become a future member of the Red Sox’s rotation. (Jesse Pantuosco; WEEI/Audacy)

Ian Cundall of SoxProspects takes a look at a quartet of Red Sox pitching prospects, including Garrett Whitlock. (Ian Cundall; SoxProspects)