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Daily Red Sox Links: Rafael Devers, Adam Ottavino, Shohei Ohtani

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We have all paid attention to Rafael Devers’s bat and his work at the plate, which has made him the starting third baseman for the American League in this year’s All-Star Game. His defense has come a long way this year too, however, and it’s putting him in the MVP conversation. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Adam Ottavino talks about the merits of Earthing, one of his pregame routines. (Stan Grossfield; Boston Globe)

The Red Sox led all of baseball with their five players heading to the All-Star Game, but Rob Bradford still found some other potential snubs from the roster. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Chaim Bloom has done a great job building this roster, but don’t forget about the fingerprints Dave Dombrowski has on it as well. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

The Red Sox have pretty much the same reaction to Shohei Ohtani as the rest of us. (Ian Browne;

Since Boston unveiled their City Connect jerseys, four more clubs have done the same. Our old pal Joon Lee ranked all of them. (Joon Lee; ESPN)