• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Dempster hangs it up, joins Cubs' front office as assistant

    The Cubs announced pitcher Ryan Dempster has signed a one-day contract with the team. Dempster, 37, will retire as a Cub and join Chicago's front office as a special assistant to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, reports the Chicago Tribune on Friday. He spent nine seasons with the Cubs, registering a 3.88 ERA, with 62 wins and 87 saves over 358 appearances (138 starts). Dempster did not pitch in 2014 and finishes his career with two All-Star appearances, a 132-133 record and a 4.35 ERA in 579 appearances (351 starts).

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster leaning towards retirement

    While playing in 2015 is not out of the question for Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, he recently indicated that retiring is becoming more likely. Dempster did not pitch in 2014, and he told MLB Network Radio that the chances of him pitching again are decreasing. "I haven't officially announced [retirement], but the chances of me playing again aren't very good," he said.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Ryan Dempster opts to retire

    Pitcher Ryan Dempster has chosen to retire rather than pursue a deal during the offseason, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Dempster was placed on the restricted list by the Red Sox last offseason after deciding not to pitch in 2014. He went 132-133 in his career while posting a 4.35 ERA and racking up 2,075 strikeouts in 2,387 innings. The two-time All-Star won a championship with the Red Sox in his final season in 2013.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Dempster placed on restricted list

    Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been placed on the restricted list. Dempster announced a few weeks ago that he would sit out the 2014 season. He made it clear that he's not retiring, but that he does not intend to pitch this year. Dempster posted a 4.57 ERA in 171 1/3 innings.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Report: Ryan Dempster likely to hit restricted list

    The Red Sox will likely place pitcher Ryan Dempster on the restricted list, according to WEEI. Dempster informed the club he would not pitch this season, though he's not officially retiring. The team would move Dempster to the restricted list once Chris Capuano passes his physical and officially joins the active roster. Dempster put up a 4.57 ERA in 171 1/3 innings last season.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Neck issues played into Ryan Dempster's decision

    Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster said neck issues played into his decision to sit out the 2014 season, according to WEEI. Dempster initially cited physical reasons as part of his decision to miss the year. On top of that, Dempster wants to spend time with his family, and said he was not ready for spring training. Dempster will not receive his $13.25 million salary this year. He posted a 4.57 ERA in 171 1/3 innings last season.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Report: Ryan Dempster will not pitch in 2014

    Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster will not pitch in 2014, according to FoxSports.com. Dempster will not pitch due to "physical reasons." He also wants to spend more time with his kids. Dempster signed a two-year, $26.5 million deal with the club last offseason. The 36-year-old posted a 4.57 ERA in 171 1/3 innings last year. The team will place Dempster on the restricted list. They will not have to pay his $13.25 million salary.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Dempster sews up Game 1 win with relief appearance

    Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster closed the door on Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, giving up a solo home run to Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday but finishing things out as the Red Sox took a 1-0 lead with an 8-1 win. Dempster, who made 29 starts and three relief appearances during the regular season, pitched one scoreless inning in each of his team's first two rounds this postseason before giving up one earned run on two hits and adding a strikeout in the Game 1 win.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Dempster moved to the bullpen

    The Red Sox have moved pitcher Ryan Dempster to the bullpen, the Boston Herald reports. Dempster posted a brutal 4.64 ERA with 156 strikeouts but 78 walks over 168 2/3 innings as a starter.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Dempster stays sharp in no-decision

    Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster tossed a quality start but failed to factor into the decision Tuesday night against the Orioles. The right-hander surrendered two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five over six innings of a 3-2 defeat.Dempster has permitted three earned runs over his last 11 innings pitched. He is scheduled to make his next start at home Sunday against Toronto. He is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in four starts against the Blue Jays this season.