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Red Sox, Ryan Dempster agree

Updated: December 13, 2012, 9:03 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox on Thursday reached a two-year, $26.5 million agreement with free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster, according to a baseball source. The deal is pending a physical.

The right-handed Dempster turned down a two-year, $25 million offer last week from the Red Sox and a two-year, $26 million deal from the Royals, according to the source. The 35-year-old Dempster was believed to be seeking a three-year deal but apparently decided to settle for a two-year ...

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