5 years ago

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.