Ryan Dempster’s Ability to Take Ball Every Fifth Day Will Be Huge Asset to Red Sox’ Rotation (Video)

If there’s one thing Red Sox fans can be sure of this season, it’s that Ryan Dempster will be ready to take the ball every fifth day.

Dempster, who has been a workhorse in recent years, was officially introduced as the newest member of the Red Sox by general manager Ben Cherington on Wednesday. The right-hander joins the Red Sox on a two-year deal, and should help bolster a rotation that still has some question marks heading into the 2013 campaign.

Dempster went 12-8 in 28 starts split between Chicago and Texas last season, and that includes a fantastic first half with the Cubs, during which he went 5-5 with an impressive 2.25 ERA. The 35-year-old will be looking to replicate those numbers in a difficult AL East, and the Red Sox’ front office is confident he can do such.

Check out the video above to hear more from Dempster and Cherington.

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