Agence France-PresseFebruary 16, 2014 16:25
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster said Sunday he won't play in 2014, citing health and family reasons in the surprise announcement.
Dempster, who signed a two-year contract with the Red Sox before last season, was scheduled to make $13.25 million in 2014. He will likely be placed on the restricted list, in which case he won't receive salary compensation.
Dempster, 36, didn't rule out a return to Major League Baseball in the future.