With still no new news on the Mike Napoli contract situation, the Boston Red Sox made the signing of RHP Ryan Dempster official on Wednesday.
To make room for Dempster on the 40-man roster, they designated RHP Pedro Beato for assignment.
Here's the full release from the Red Sox:
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster to a two-year contract through the 2014 season. A two-time All-Star, Dempster has made at least 28 starts and has won at least 10 games in each of the last five seasons since returning to the starting rotation in 2008. His 3.74 ERA during that five-year stretch ranks 13th among Major Leaguers with at least 950.0 innings pitched.
To make room for Dempster on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato was designated for assignment.
Dempster, 35, went 12-8 with a 3.38 ERA (65 ER/173.0 IP) and 153 strikeouts over 28 starts last season, his 15th year in the Major Leagues. He posted a 2.25 ERA (26 ER/104.0...