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Red Sox, Chris Capuano agree on one-year, $2.25 million contract

Clay Buchholz (left), John Lackey (center), and Jon Lester joke around during a drill.
Clay Buchholz (left), John Lackey (center), and Jon Lester joke around during a drill. Credit: jim davis/globe staff

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — When and if Chris Capuano passes his physical, he will join the Red Sox on a one-year, $2.25 million deal.

He will become the sixth starting pitcher, replacing Ryan Dempster, who announced Sunday he would not be pitching for the Red Sox in 2014.

Capuano did not want to sound definitive in a phone interview conducted from his Arizona home, but the veteran lefthander said, “I’d be thrilled to join a team like the Red Sox. It’s not only home for me, but when you see the group of people they have in that clubhouse and what they accomplished as a team last season, it was special to watch. I’m really excited about the possibility of going there.”

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