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Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Mark Melancon, Trade Deadline

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Eduardo Rodriguez was massively underperforming his expected stats in the first half of the season. He is ready to right the ship in the second half. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Even though his time with the Red Sox wasn’t great, San Diego Padres closer Mark Melancon has plenty of nice things to say. Hey, must be nice to be traded for the legend Brock Holt. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Some writers put together some trade deadline ideas for first-place teams. Who is making his way to Boston? (

The Red Sox acquired Victor Santos to complete the C.J. Chatham trade. (Trevor Hass;

Remember Rogers Centre? The Toronto Blue Jays received the green light to return home July 30. I’m excited to see the woman who always sits behind home plate again. (Associated Press)

After picking up a save against the New York Yankees yesterday, Tanner Houck is ready to contribute to the team. (Chris Cotillo; Mass Live)