Ryan Dempster SP BOS Sep 23 '78

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Red Sox are close to an agreement with Ryan Dempster.

Dempster has turned down multiple two-year offers this winter in search of something a little longer and may have finally found it in his negotiations with Boston. The 35-year-old right-hander posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 153/52 K/BB ratio in 173 innings this past season between Chicago and Texas. He'd bring some reliability to an iffy Red Sox rotation.