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Red Sox add Ryan Dempster to rotation

The one thing the Red Sox wanted to do this winter was add a pitcher who could give them 180-200 innings. So who better than someone who has thrown at least 200 innings seven times in his career?

The Sox reached an agreement Thursday with veteran Ryan Dempster on a two-year, $26.5 million deal. Team sources indicated an agreement was in place pending a physical for the 35-year-old righthander, who turns 36 May 3.

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