Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, formerly of the Chicago Cubs, announced Sunday that he is strongly leaning toward retiring this offseason.

While Dempster did not use the word “retirement” at any time, his words seemed to hint towards it: “I thought long and hard about it and decided this was the best thing.” Dempster told manager John Farrell about 10 days ago that he was considering not pitching this season, citing physical and family concerns that are becoming increasingly draining.

From a financial standpoint, Dempster would be walking away from a guaranteed $13.5 million.


Source: Chicago Tribune