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Ryan Dempster aces first test

Red Sox newcomer's stuff is still getting the job done in his 19th pro season

Updated: February 26, 2013, 9:30 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ryan Dempster turns 36 on May 3. This is his 19th season of pro ball, his 18th spring training, and fifth big league team. He is the father of three children, and one of these days, a gray hair may launch a sneak attack.

Given those circumstances, a visitor was presumptuous enough to ask Dempster if he has an end game in sight.

"Pitch 'til I'm not good enough to get anyone out anymore," he said Tuesday morning. "What am I going to do after that, work? I haven't ...

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