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The Boston Red Sox and Ryan Dempster have resumed contract talks. Dempster has been seeking a three-year deal worth $39 million this winter while the Red Sox are said to have offered him a two-year deal worth $25 million. While its unknown if either side has budged from their original stance, Ken Rosenthal described the discussions between the two as “serious.” In 28 starts last season Dempster finished with a 12-8 record and a 3.38 ERA. Last season was the first time since 2008 that Dempster did not start at-least 31 games, prior to that he was used as a closer for the Cubs. The Red Sox also have taken a look at Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano and Shaun Marcum.

Boston Red Sox Land Ryan Dempster With a Two-Year Deal

The pitching market is growing increasingly thin this offseason.  Dan Haren has signed, Brandon McCarthy has signed, Zack Greinke has signed, James Shields has been traded.  The list goes on.  That leaves older players like Ryan Dempster.  He was a hot commodity at the July 31st trade deadline last season and ended up in Texas.  He struggled after the trade, but despite...

MLB Rumors: Can Boston Red Sox Sign Ryan Dempster For Two Years?

Free agent starting pitcher Ryan Dempster is seeking a three year contract this offseason, having already rejected two year deals from at lest three teams. One of those teams is the Boston Red Sox, although talks have once again heated up, with Dempster possibly reconsidering his stance at insisting on teams adding a third year to any deal. Dempster will turn 36-years-old during...

Report: Red Sox closing in on Dempster

The Boston Red Sox are closing in on a deal with free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster, a baseball source told Dempster turned down a pair of two-year offers worth between $25 million and $26 million from the Red Sox and Royals last week, the source said, and was believed to be seeking a third year. The 35-year-old Dempster had logged at least 200 innings for the Cubs from...

AP Sources: Dempster, Red Sox agree at $26.5M

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-hander Ryan Dempster on a two-year contract worth $26.5 million, two people familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington would not comment on Dempster at a news conference to announce the signing of outfielder Shane Victorino. ''We're engaged with a pitcher. That's all I can...

Ryan Dempster Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Red Sox

With their outfield bolstered through the signings of Johnny Gomes and Shane Victorino, the Red Sox have turned their focus to strengthening their pitching staff. On Thursday, the Sox  reached a two-year, $26.5 million deal with right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Dempster. According to ESPN’s Gordon Edes, Dempster turned down a two-year, $25 million offer last week from the...

Report: Dempster, Red Sox agree at 26.5M

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-hander Ryan Dempster on a two-year contract worth 26.5 million, two people familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington would not comment on Dempster at a news conference to announce the signing of outfielder Shane Victorino. "We're engaged with a pitcher. That'...

Ryan Dempster signs two-year deal with Red Sox

The hits just keep on coming today. As rumored this morning, Ryan Dempster has agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox for two years and $26.5 million. I mentioned Dempster as potentially a good fit for the Red Sox this morning, due to the fragility of Clay Buchholz and the inconsistency of Jon Lester. Boston's rotation past those two players is a big question mark,...

Ryan Dempster, Quality AL Pitcher

According to Ken Rosenthal, Ryan Dempster is close to signing with the Boston Red Sox. Assuming the deal gets done, you’re going to hear a lot about how Dempster is an NL pitcher transitioning to the AL East, and how this is bound to go poorly. You’re going to hear about Dempster’s 5.09 ERA with Texas after the mid-season trade ended his long stint as an NL only pitcher,...

Ryan Dempster and Red Sox agree to two-year deal

On the day that the Red Sox introduced Shane Victorino to the media, they agreed to a two-year 26.5 million dollar deal with Ryan Dempster. The Red Sox have been busy this season in free agency, but all their signings have been sub par. Mike Napoli probably is the most intriguing of all the signings thus far, and they have been procrastinating on this signing, like many in the past...

Report: Ryan Dempster, Red Sox in ‘Serious Discussions’ on Contract

The Red Sox need at least one more starting pitcher, and they may have zeroed in on one specific target. Earlier this offseason the Red Sox offered a two-year, $26 million contract to Ryan Dempster, which he flatly rejected. Well, apparently Boston is willing to budge from that original offer, as according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and other sources, Dempster and the Red Sox...

Report: Ryan Dempster, Red Sox Agree to Two-Year Deal Worth $26.5 Million

It sounding more and more likely that Ryan Dempster will pitch for the Red Sox in 2013.’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the free-agent pitcher has agreed to a two-year deal with the Red Sox. That’s reportedly just pending a physical at this point. According to Rosenthal, the deal will be worth $26.5 million. Sources: Dempster close with #RedSox on two-year, $26.5 million...

Report: Red Sox, Ryan Dempster ‘Close’ to Deal

The Red Sox are inching closer to adding some much-needed pitching help. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Sox and free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster are “close.” We assume, of course, that this means they are close to coming to terms on a deal. It was reported Wednesday that the two sides were in “serious discussions” about a deal, but nothing had been finalized...

Red Sox sign Ryan Dempster

The Boston Red Sox have signed pitcher Ryan Dempster to a two-year deal worth $26.5mm, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Report: Red Sox Interested in Shaun Marcum, Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Anibal Sanchez

The Red Sox have an obvious need for a fifth starter — not necessarily a No. 5 starter — and they’re willing to exhaust all of their options in looking to solidify their rotation. Boston has shown an interest in Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Shaun Marcum and Anibal Sanchez, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net. The Red Sox are still looking to sign...

Rumor Roundup: Thursday, December 13 by Will Woods

News on R.A. Dickey, Josh Hamilton, Scott Rolen, and Ryan Dempster.
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