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.