Pitcher Ryan Dempster did not play in 2014 choosing to sit out rather than pitch though neck issues. Now the 37-year-old is calling it a career in order to join the front office of the Cubs.
Dempster pitched for the Cubs from 2004-2012.
A decision for Dempster to retire does not seem all too surprisingly given that he sat out all of last season on his own account. He was just 8-9 with a 4.57 ERA in 32 games for the Red Sox in 2013.
Ryan Dempster is retiring and joining #Cubs front office as a special assistant.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) December 5, 2014
A veteran of 16 years in the majors, Dempster finishes with a 132-133 record, 4.35 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. He earned trips to the All-Star game in 2000 with the Marlins and 2008 as a member of the Cubs.