Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:28:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster has been moved to the bullpen for the remainder of the regular season.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:00:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront or SP Ryan Dempster appear to be the pitchers most likely to lose their spot in the starting rotation when SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 01:11:51 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are looking at bullpen help prior to the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, but speculation is the Red Sox may hold off because SP Clay Buchholz's return to the roster could bump SP Ryan Dempster into the bullpen.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:44:00 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster won't appeal the five-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball for his actions Sunday, Aug. 18. He could rejoin the rotation Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Deep-league players saddled with him will be thrilled.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:06:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster was fined five games Tuesday, Aug. 20, for throwing at New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez Sunday, Aug. 18. His suspension will begin Tuesday unless he appeals.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:15:37 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster is likely to be suspended for throwing at New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:53:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster had struggled for about a month prior to his start on Tuesday, Aug. 13, against the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking two. He spent only 88 pitches before he was removed from the game.
Pitching coach Juan Nieves said that the pitcher was taxed physically during the period in which he struggled, but in last night's outing, Dempster admitted that he was mentally worn down. Nieves believes that's a good sign, because Dempster was focused on every pitch instead of letting his emotions affect his future offerings. The hurler has reportedly made adjustments, but not so much mechanically as psychologically. Nieves also noted that Dempster used his dangerous split-fingered fastball more effectively and that he's better when he conserves his slider for certain situations.
Fantasy Tip: This could be good news for Dempster owners. Monitor his peripherals to see if there are incremental improvements. He may salvage some mixed-league value yet.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:55:47 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester (undisclosed) will not make his scheduled start Sunday, July 21, because of general wear and tear, according to manager John Farrell. SP Ryan Dempster will start Sunday while Lester is scheduled to start Tuesday, July 23.
Mon, 27 May 2013 16:50:41 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was encouraged with SP Ryan Dempster after his latest throwing session. "He's been pushing the ball, and from a timing standpoint in his delivery, he's just been out of sync somewhat," Farrell said. "His side session the other day was encouraging from the standpoint of being able to repeat that delivery, and that's what we'll need from him tomorrow."
Fantasy Tip: After starting strong, Dempster has had rough outings in his last three starts. Good news that he has made some adjustments to help get back on track in his next start.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:30:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster was the first Red Sox starting pitcher this season to allow more than three runs in a game. He allowed four earned runs over seven innings Sunday, April 21, in the first game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals, and he remains winless.