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Daily Red Sox Links: Kyle Schwarber, Tanner Houck, Triston Casas

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Schwarber might not have been the player most fans wanted at the trading deadline, but he is becoming the player the team needed. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Red Sox have been devastated by COVID, and while it is never a good time for an outbreak, the last month of the season has to be the worst. The team is still finding ways to win and they are playing with a “next man up” mentality. (Jen McCaffery; The Athletic)

The Red Sox’ recent COVID outbreak should serve as a reminder we are still in a pandemic, and it could affect the postseason this fall. (Chelsea Janes; Washington Post)

Chris Sale thinks that Tanner Houck has a better slider than him. That’s pretty cool. (Christopher Smith; Mass Live)

Triston Casas had himself a night in Portland on Friday night. He smashed three taters, and I for one cannot wait until we see him in Fenway next year. (Nick Goss; NBC Sports Boston)