• Red Sox P Dempster says he won't play in 2014

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Feb 17, 2014
    Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster says he will not play this season. Right-hander Ryan Dempster will not pitch for the Red Sox this season. Dempster finished his only season with the Red Sox with an 8-9 record and a 4.57 ERA and didn't get a start during the Red Sox's postseason run to a World Series title. The Boston Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster plans to take this season off, a decision that surprised teammates and will cost him $13.25 million in salary. A two-time All-Star, Dempster has posted a 4.35 career ERA in 579 games over 16 years for the Marlins, Reds, Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox. "I don't feel like I am capable of performing to the ability and standard that I am accustomed to," Dempster told FOXSports.com. "I had an incredible run, a chance to play 16 years in the major leagues and be around a lot of great teammates, made a lot of good friendships, great friendships," Dempster said in a surprise announcement one day before the first formal spring training workout for pitchers and catchers.
    • Samardzija hopeful for Dempster to return to game

      Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija worked out with Ryan Dempster for four years, and he wants to see his training partner and friend come back to the game.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Red Sox content to follow last season's template

      The 2013 Red Sox won the World Series because the club's whole was greater than the sum of its parts. With the some of its offseason changes, Boston seems content to put that model to the test again and allow things to evolve.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Ryan Dempster Gives Up $13 Million, Plans To Not Pitch In 2014

      Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster announced that he'd sit out the 2014 season at spring training today, voluntarily relinquishing the $13.25 million he was scheduled to make this year.Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com

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