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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Chris Sale, Xander Bogaerts

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Dropping two out of three to the Yankees was not what the Red Sox wanted coming out of the All-Star break. How they respond going forward will be critical. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

The Yankees series wasn’t the only one that hasn’t gone the Red Sox’s way of late. It’s still far from panic time, but there are reasons to be concerned. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Shifting some guys around in the batting order seems like one of Alex Cora’s strategies to stop the team’s slump. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

If only Cora truly had a permanent solution for the Red Sox’s issues at first base. (Jay Jaffe; FanGraphs)

A healthy Chris Sale might not be able to play first base, but he’ll certainly be a welcome sight when he gets back. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Check out where Xander Bogaerts landed on FanGraphs’ trade value rankings. (Ben Clemens and Kevin Goldstein; FanGraphs)

Alex Rodriguez hasn’t exactly mastered the TV analysis game yet. (Alex Reimer; WEEI/Audacy)