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Ryan Dempster

Red Sox Pitcher Taking Season Off

AP | By HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 04.18.2014 | Sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster plans to take this season off, a decision that surprised teammates and will cost t...

Red Sox Pitcher Stays Up Late At Fenway Park

Posted 11.01.2013 | Sports

Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster apparently didn't feel like leaving Fenway Park after the Red Sox won their third World Series title in a decade on Wedne...

The Fastball And The Damage Done

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was livid, veins bulging in his neck, as he peppered home plate umpire Brian O'Nora with profanity...

'Open Season'

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 10.20.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it will be "open season" on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan ...

Alex Rodriguez And Yankees Drama Takes Another Turn Against Red Sox

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

On a 3-0 count with the bases empty Sunday night, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster tagged Alex Rodriguez in the back. In that same at-bat, Dempster threw a ball behind him. His message -- whatever it may have been -- was sent. Not long after, with New York trailing 6-3, A-Rod made his own statement, blasting a near 450-foot home run to dead center field, as if to say, "How do you like these apples?"

Was It On Purpose?

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Ryan Dempster denied hitting Alex Rodriguez. There was no doubt, though, that the New York Yankees hit him hard. Rodrig...

Red Sox Hit A-Rod, A-Rod Hits Back

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 10.18.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- Alex Rodriguez was hit by a fastball his first time up and then homered to start a four-run sixth inning that rallied the New York Yankees t...

Red Sox Make Another Splash

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 12.13.2012 | Sports

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-hander Ryan Dempster on a two-year contract worth $26.5 million, two people familiar with...

WATCH: Rangers Pitchers' Hilarious Harry Caray Impressions

Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports

Texas Rangers starting pitchers Derek Holland and Ryan Dempster just can't seem to stay away from the camera. Following their acting debut at the MLB ...

WATCH: MLB Players 'Audition' For The Expendables 3

Posted 08.17.2012 | Sports

If young kids aspire to be professional athletes then who do young professional athletes aspire to be? Step forward and collect your prize if you ...

Cubs' Ryan Dempster Finally Traded, Criticism of Him Unfair

Michael Tomaso | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago
Michael Tomaso

Ryan Dempster has been what every Chicago fan should want on their team. He loves the team he plays on through good and bad, mostly bad. He loves the city that you grew up in. He's a pillar in the community.

Rangers Trade For Star Pitcher

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

CHICAGO — The Texas Rangers won the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes. Now, they'll try to capture the ultimate prize. The AL West leaders fortified th...

Cubs Lose In What May Have Been Dempster's Last Start With Team

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Chicago

PITTSBURGH -- If Ryan Dempster did indeed make his final start for the Chicago Cubs, he left a lasting impression. Pulled for a pinch hitter by manag...

MLB Trade Rumors Swirling As Deadline Nears

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 07.19.2012 | Sports

Major league baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching and rumors are swirling surrounding several big-name players. Who will be dea...

Dempster's Shutout Streak Hits 33 Innings After Win Over Dbacks

AP | Posted 07.15.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Ryan Dempster tied the Cubs' record with a 33-inning scoreless streak, pitching six solid frames and leading Chicago over the Arizona Diamo...

Cubs Pound Brewers 10-0, Dempster Breaks Streak

AP | CHRIS JENKINS | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago

MILWAUKEE — Ryan Dempster earned his first win since last August, throwing seven innings of three-hit ball as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwauke...

WATCH: Cubs Release "It Gets Better" Video

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs Monday became the second professional sports team to join the "It Gets Better...

Ryan Dempster To Start In Cubs Opener Against Pittsburgh

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MESA, Ariz. — Ryan Dempster was selected Monday by Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to start the season opener against Pittsburgh on April 1. De...

Protest At Wrigley Field Over Arizona Immigration Law (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A protest outside the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks game at Wrigley Field Thursday drew an estimated 100 protesters--and led to one fan tearin...

Diamondbacks Won't Get A Warm Welcome In Chicago, Protest At Wrigley Field Over SB 1070

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The outrage over Arizona's new immigration law has led to demonstrations and boycotts throughout the country, and today those opposed to the law will ...

Ryan Dempster Put On Disabled List With Fractured Toe

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just when the Chicago Cubs figured they were getting healthy, a freak accident landed right-hander Ryan Dempster on the disabled list ...

Nate Silver Predicts The Cubs And White Sox 2009 Records And Stats

Chicago Magazine | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Our statistical wunderkind predicts the booms and busts of the 2009 Cubs and White Sox....

Cubs Lose To Dodgers 7-2

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Manny Ramirez and Joe Torre brought their winning postseason ways to the Los Angeles Dodgers _ and Wrigley Field. James Loney hit a go...

DeRosa Puts Cubs Up By 2, Dempster Avoiding Trouble

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

The popular sentiment among the ink-stained wretches here at Wrigley Field was the Cubs had to win Wednesday in order to win the series. In other news, you need air to breathe and water gets you wet.

Slim to None? Cubs Blow First Game

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

This team has been so good all year, and the rest of the National League so average, it seemed predestined that in the 100th anniversary of the Cubs' last World Series title, they would win again and exorcise the old demons that have haunted this club and its fans for so long. This was a new team, you were told, a new beginning. So why does it feel the same?