(BOSTON) — Free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster has agreed to a two-year, $26.5 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to multiple industry sources. The deal is pending a physical.
Just a week ago, Dempster turned down a two-year, $25 million deal with the Red Sox.
Dempster, who turns 36 in May, compiled 12-8 record with a 3.38 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, while pitching for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers last season.
The two-time All-star, had pitched 200 or more innings for four consecutive seasons before pitching 173 last season. He was placed on the disabled list twice last season, once for a strained right quadriceps and he missed 19 games in mid-June due to a strained lat muscle.
In three career starts at Fenway Park, Dempster has a 1-1 record with a 6.06 ERA.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN