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Dempster
It sounding more and more likely that Ryan Dempster will pitch for the Red Sox in 2013. FOXSports.com’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 free-agent contract.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2012 Dempster and #RedSox are in agreement, pending physical.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2012 Dempster pitched with both the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers last season. He spent the first half of the season with the Cubs before he was traded to the Rangers at the trade deadline. The 35-year-old posted a 5-5 record with a 2.25 ERA with the Cubs in 16 starts before making the jump to the AL. He struggled with the Rangers, despite what his 7-3 record may say. Dempster had a 5.09 ERA in those 12 starts, with a 1.435 WHIP. Dempster’s strikeout rate went up after switching leagues, but his walk rate also increased as well.
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