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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 Red Sox because he wanted a three-year deal, but apparently has decided to settle for a two-year agreement for more money. The 35-year old Dempster had a great first half with the Cubs last season (2.25 ERA in 16 starts) before being dealt to the Rangers at the trade dealine. In 12 starts with the Rangers, his first AL stint in his 15-year career , Dempster finished 7-3 with a 5.09 ERA. If nothing else, Dempster has the chance to be very reliable and durable arm in the Red Sox rotation. Despite his age, last season was the first time Dempster finished under 200 innings pitched (173 in 2012) since he moved back ou...
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