Former Cincinnati Reds Starter Ryan Dempster Retires


Oct 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster (46) throws Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning in game four of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

A year ago, former Cincinnati Reds right-hander Ryan Dempster was helping the Boston Red Sox march toward their third World Series title in 10 seasons, and then he disappeared into the autumn night to focus on health and family.  Now, after a year away, Dempster is set to retire officially, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish:

Dempster pitched for the Reds in 2002 and 2003, compiling an 8-12 record with an ERA north of 6.00.  He went on to anchor the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen in the mid-2000s before heading back to the rotation later in the decade.  Dempster’s final record stands at 132-133, with 4.35 ERA and 87 saves.