Ryan Dempster RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ryan Dempster to sit out 2014 season

    CBSSports.com "Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster isn't necessarily calling it a career -- he wouldn't rule out a return in 2015 -- but he'll sit out the entire 2014 season, he told reporters Sunday. Dempster cited neck issues as the primary reason, telling reporters that he just doesn't physically feel..." February 16

  • Dempster: Bullpen move is "awesome"

    CSN New England "Ryan Dempster had a flashback experience on Saturday night when he came out of the bullpen as a reliever. Dempster was successful in a previous stint as closer with the Cubs. Dempster pitched one inning and allowed a hit a walk and recorded a strikeout." September 22

  • Big Papi defends A-Rod, 'didn't like' drilling

    USA Today "In an era of increasing intolerance for users of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball Alex Rodriguez has been the target of sharp criticism from his peers and on Sunday a fastball at his midsection from Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster. A-Rod has maintained that not everyone's against..." August 22

  • MLB suspends Ryan Dempster 5 games for hitting A-Rod

    USA Today "Major League Baseball let Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster know they'll handle Alex Rodriguez's punishment on their own with no need for vigilante acts suspending Dempster five games for intentionally hitting the New York Yankees slugger Sunday night. Dempster who was also fined an..." August 21

  • Dempster declines to appeal five-game suspension

    Hardball Talk "While still maintaining his innocence Tuesday Ryan Dempster decided not to appeal the five-game suspension handed down by MLB. He started serving the penalty with Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Dempster insisted Tuesday that he was just trying to pitch inside when in the second inning of..." August 20

  • Girardi's opinion hasn't changed: still thinks Dempster should be suspended for hitting Rodriguez

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi's opinion hasn't changed 36 hour later: He still thinks Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster should be suspended for hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch on Sunday night. Girardi is worried that if Dempster is not suspended it will be "open season" on..." August 20

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    MLB decision on Dempster coming later today and hear he is almost certain to get suspension of some kind for hitting A-Rod #Yankees #Redsox

  • No offense, but bats need to help Ryan Dempster

    Boston Herald "Like clockwork each season, one starter regularly takes his turn in the rotation when the offense takes the night off, and no matter how well, or average, that pitcher performs, it’s not enough. That’s Ryan Dempster’s fate this year with the Red Sox. Last night was further proof. Dempster spread..." June 20

  • Ryan Dempster Becomes Fifth Active Player to Record 2,000 Career Strikeouts

    NESN "Ryan Dempster hit a notable achievement on Sunday afternoon. Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout in the top of the sixth inning. Alberto Callaspo was Dempster’s 2,000th victim. Dempster now has 83 strikeouts on the season. His single-season high came in 2000 with the Marlins..." June 09

  • Despite tough loss, Dempster improves

    Boston Globe "Knowing he was facing Cliff Lee, who was coming off a three-hit shutout against the Marlins a week ago, Ryan Dempster knew his margin for error was thin. “You can’t make mistakes,” he said. Having given up 20 hits and 15 runs over his past three starts, Dempster was staggering into an..." May 29

  • Ryan Dempster pays for shaky slider

    Boston Herald "An errant slider can go a long way. Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster watched it happen three times in yesterday’s 12-4 pasting by the Toronto Blue Jays before 35,532 at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays roughed up Dempster for six runs on seven hits that included three home runs over five..." May 13

  • Ryan Dempster right at home as Red Sox top Blue Jays

    Boston Herald "The last time Ryan Dempster had a chance to pitch in what was then known as SkyDome, it was 1994 and the British Columbia native was a 17-year-old right-hander for junior Team Canada. Dempster didn’t pitch in that series, and little did he know it would be almost two decades before he’d get a..." May 03

  • Ryan Dempster’s Red Sox Debut a Mixed Bag, As He’ll Need to Be More Economical With Pitches Going Forward

    NESN "The first step toward 30 wins will have to wait another day. Ryan Dempster, who on Wednesday joked about wanting to rack up an amazing 30 victories this season, came up short in his Red Sox debut on Thursday. He allowed three earned runs in five innings while suffering the loss in the Red Sox’..." April 05

  • Ryan Dempster ‘anxious’ to take mound for Sox

    Boston Herald "Ryan Dempster has had to wait an entire week between his last start of the spring until tonight’s season and Red Sox debut. Despite being a veteran of what is now 16 seasons, the 35-year-old right-hander confessed to some anxiety about the wait. His anxiety, mixed with the curiosity of..." April 04

  • Ryan Dempster’s Efficiency, Aggressiveness This Spring Shows Exactly What Red Sox Need From Rotation

    NESN "Ryan Dempster is taking his coaches’ advice and running with it. Dempster, who tossed two perfect innings in his spring training debut against the Cardinals on Tuesday, looked fantastic on Sunday. After giving up a leadoff single to Brett Gardner, Dempster rebounded to retire the rest of the..." March 04

  • For Ryan Dempster, a cause he takes to heart

    Boston Globe "Ryan Dempster decided in 2009 that he wanted to establish a charitable foundation. The legal paperwork was easy enough, but picking a specific cause to support required more thought. Since his days as a minor league player, when he volunteered to speak at elementary schools and Little League..." March 03

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