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Daily Red Sox Links: Travis Shaw, Tanner Houck, Chris Sale

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The Red Sox traded Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. After nearly five years, Shaw is once again a member of the Red Sox and he wants to make the most of the opportunity. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Rob Bradford provides a look at what’s been going through Shaw’s mind as he’s gone from being on waivers to the Red Sox this past week. (Rob Bradford; WEEI/Audacy)

A lot of people, including this author, believe Tanner Houck should have been a permanent member of the starting rotation for the Red Sox this whole season. Despite that not being the case, Houck has remained positive. (Lauren Campbell; NESN)

Chris Sale has only pitched in one game and Kyle Schwarber has only had a handful of plate appearances for the Red Sox, but there is no denying the positive momentum they’re providing. (Jay Jaffe; FanGraphs)

Too bad neither of them can help the Red Sox’s struggling relievers. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)

In Michael Baumann’s recent power rankings for The Ringer, the Red Sox are outside the top 10. It’s tough to be that upset given their recent stretch of losses (this past weekend’s Orioles series notwithstanding). (Michael Baumann; The Ringer)