BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for #RedSox in 2014

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    BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for #RedSox in 2014

    Ken Rosenthal      

    BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for Red Sox in 2014 due to physical reasons and his desire to spend more time with his kids.

     
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    Ken Rosenthal      

    Dempster: “I don’t feel like I am capable of performing to the ability and standard that I am accustomed to. I feel it’s in the best . . .

     
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    Ken Rosenthal       

    “ . . interest of both the club but most importantly myself to step away from playing baseball at this time. The time is right. . .

     
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    Ken Rosenthal      

    “I’m not saying retirement but I definitely won’t be playing this season.”

     
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    Ken Rosenthal        

    Red Sox expected to place Dempster on restricted list. He would not receive his $13.25M salary in 2014.

     
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    Huh. What "physical reasons," I wonder?

    Well, Ben's job just got a lot easier.

     
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    Joel Sherman/NYPost      

    suddenly have more $ to spend without fear of hitting luxury tax threshold. Does that mean bringing Drew back? Adding elsewhere?

     
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    He had some nagging injuries last year. Maybe his age and the inability to fell 100% anymore.

    either way it looks like we have 13.25M extra and can now put Workman in the 6th spot.

     
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    Mulder ruptures his Achilles, Dempster semi-retires, 2 days into Spring Training. This is why you dont get rid of Pitchers in Off-Season.

    Ring out the Old, Bring in the New, we got kids ready to step up.

     
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    Erika Leigh       

    Ryan Dempster has informed the Red Sox that he will not pitch this season. Press conference with the media scheduled for 11 a.m.

     
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    1. Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe  1m
    2. Ryan Dempster spoke to the Globe last year about his family life. http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/03/03/for-ryan-dempster-cause-takes-heart/EVoNmOR0wRoceUoUlp5L7J/story.html 

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    3. Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe  13m

      At least Dempster will always have the thanks of a grateful nation for hitting A-Rod. 

       

      Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe  17m

       

      Two offshoots of this: #RedSox won’t be trading any starters now and they have $13.25 million to play with. Puts Drew solidly on the table

     
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    He had some nagging injuries last year. Maybe his age and the inability to fell 100% anymore.

    either way it looks like we have 13.25M extra and can now put Workman in the 6th spot.




    Yeah. And if that's the case, this really shows some character and class on his part, IMO. It would have been easy to mail it in this year and collect the $13 million, but instead he is walking away.

     
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    Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe   3m

    Here's Dempster announcing his apparent retirement. pic.twitter.com/HLKqz1ekWz

     

    Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe  2m

    Dempster not closing the door on 2015.

    Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe  21s

    Bunch of Red Sox players including most of the starters watching Dempster's announcement.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Dempster: I'm at peace with it. I'm looking forward to the next chapter whatever it is.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Tom Caron       

    Dempster said he's not ready to begin spring work. Said he has "too much respect" for game and teammates to "go out there and half a ss it"

     
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    Boston Red Sox

    teammates on hand as Ryan Dempster announces he will not pitch in 2014. "I thought long and hard about it."

     
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    Boston Red Sox       

    Dempster on teammates reaction: "Everyone has been really great. They are not just teammates, we're friends for life."

     
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    Chad Finn      

    When the Sox clinched WS, Dempster was one of last players at Fenway, throwing BP to some fans on field. Savored it. Not a bad final scene.

     
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    Re: BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for #RedSox in 2014

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    Tom Caron       

    Dempster said he's not ready to begin spring work. Said he has "too much respect" for game and teammates to "go out there and half a ss it"

     

    I certainly didn't see this coming.

    Very classy of him.

    It's a good thing the Sox didn't trade any of their starters this offseason.

    I'm in the camp of those who think we should sign Drew.

     

     
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    Class act.

     
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    Erika Leigh       

    Dempster said the hardest part of his decision was not playing with his teammates in defense of World Series championship

     
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    Re: BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for #RedSox in 2014

    Sean McAdam       

    An emotional Dempster chokes up when asked about teammates showing up for presser. "I don't want to look at them right now."

     
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