Ryan Dempster said Sunday that neck issues which have become tougher to deal with factored into his decision not to pitch in 2014.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Ryan Dempster will not pitch in 2014 due to "physical reasons and his desire to spend more time with his kids."
Ryan Dempster will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the regular season.
Ryan Dempster allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Tuesday.
Ryan Dempster allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Wednesday.
Ryan Dempster or Felix Doubront will be removed from the rotation following Clay Buchholz's (shoulder) return.
Ryan Dempster allowed four runs over six innings in a win against the Tigers on Wednesday.
Ryan Dempster allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's win over the White Sox.
Ryan Dempster could be booted from the rotation when Clay Buchholz (shoulder) returns from the disabled list.
Ryan Dempster will make his next start next Friday against the White Sox.
Ryan Dempster will not appeal his five-game suspension and will begin serving it Tuesday.
MLB has suspended Ryan Dempster for five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Alex Rodriguez on Sunday.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that MLB will announce a decision Tuesday on how Ryan Dempster will be punished for hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch Sunday.
Ryan Dempster allowed one run over seven innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.