FILE - This Oct. 3, 2012 file photo shows Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throwing against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Cali

 

              FILE - This Oct. 3, 2012 file photo shows Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throwing against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Cali
FILE - This Oct. 3, 2012 file photo shows Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throwing against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26.5 million, two-year contract with Dempster. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, because the agreement is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)