Red Sox to announce Dempster deal

The Red Sox on Tuesday called a press conference for 2:30 to announce the signing of pitcher Ryan Dempster. The Red Sox last week agreed to a two-year, $26.5 million deal with he 35-year-old righthander.

After Dempster, the remaining deals the Red Sox need to finalize are with shortstop Stephen Drew (no word on when he'll have his physical) and outfielder/catcher Mike Napoli, whose physical raised some red flags. The Sox are apparently still working on the details of his deal.