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Daily Red Sox Links: Matt Barnes, Nick Yorke, Kyle Schwarber

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Monday was almost another disaster for the Red Sox, as they came dangerously close to blowing a game they were leading all day long. But then things went in the other direction, and Boston came away with a victory, after which they revealed a players only meeting took place before first pitch. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Is that meeting called by the team’s veterans going to be the thing to turn this slide around? (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

As this season does look forward, a new-look rotation is suddenly going to need to be something the Red Sox lean on. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

For as great as Monday’s game was, there was still that ninth inning from Matt Barnes. The closer’s struggles over the last month are getting harder and harder to ignore. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

We’re still waiting to see Kyle Schwarber play some first base. It should happen soon, and getting him in the outfield was a first step. (Ian Browne;

Big moves down on the farm, as a scorching streak of late has bumped Nick Yorke up to High-A Greenville. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)