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July 24, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Ted Lilly, super salesman? Maybe you heard the news Monday that Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster had been traded to Atlanta , except of course, he wasn't. Dempster has veto power over a trade and apparently the Cubs thought they had his approval, only as it turned out, they did not. At least not yet. It seems Dempster wants to be a Dodger and be reunited with his former Cubs teammate Lilly, and since there is still a week to go before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, he is in no hurry to give his blessing to the Braves while the Dodgers are still interested.
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April 23, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Hopefully, when he hit his 500th home run, Albert Pujols sent a thank-you card to Ryan Dempster. Dempster, who retired after last season, gave up eight homers to Pujols in his career, the most of any pitcher. You can discover who is next on that list, along with a host of other information, with our new online Pujols graphic that breaks down all 500 of his homers. Other things of note: --Pujols has hit more homers against the Chicago Cubs than any other team. --Pujols' 100th home run was hit off of Dodgers left-hander Odalis Perez.
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December 13, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26.5-million, two-year contract with right-hander Ryan Dempster. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is pending a physical. Dempster, 35, has a 124-124 record and a 4.33 earned-run average in a 15-year big league career, most of it with the Marlins and Cubs. Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington would not confirm the deal Thursday. ETC. Obama comments on NHL Mediation, once again, failed to generate any traction in the labor negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players' Assn.
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October 20, 2013 | By Paul Sullivan
BOSTON - Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to Dale Sveum, and once broke his right big toe while jumping over the home dugout railing celebrating a win. He returned from Tommy John surgery in time for the final two months of the 2004 collapse, and endured a 96-loss season in 2006 that led to the departure of president Andy MacPhail and Baker.
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November 29, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Ryan Dempster, who could provide much-needed rotation depth at a relatively low cost. Talks between Dempster's agent and the team were confirmed by a person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak publicly about them. Dempster, 35, has a 124-124 career record and 4.33 earned-run average in 15 big league seasons, 8 1/2 of them with the Chicago Cubs. He went 5-5 with a 2.25 ERA for Chicago last season before a late-July trade to Texas, where he went 7-3 with a 5.09 ERA, 70 strikeouts and 25 walks in 12 starts for the Rangers.
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August 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster is nothing if not persistent, taking more than one attempt before giving Red Sox fans what they apparently wanted to see Sunday -- controversial New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez getting nailed by a pitch. Rodriguez, who is allowed to keep playing while appealing a 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case, was booed by the crowd at Fenway Park all night, starting with his initial appearance in the on-deck circle during the first inning.
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August 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster didn't admit to any wrongdoing but began serving his five-game suspension Tuesday for throwing at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez three days earlier. “I thought about appealing,” said Dempster, who maintains that he was trying to establish the inside part of the plate and didn't hit A-Rod on purpose during the second inning of Sunday's game. “At the end of the day, I think Major League Baseball does a really good job of thinking through punishments before they hand them out. I thought it was in the best interest of us as a team to go ahead and serve my suspension.” Dempster was scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles but now appears to be in line to start at home against Baltimore on Tuesday.
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July 20, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK - Ted Lilly can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sidelined since May 24, Lilly threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday at Citi Field before the Dodgers' game against the New York Mets. Lilly said he was throwing at "pretty close" to 100% intensity. "I was letting it go pretty good," he said. Lilly thinks he will be ready to start a minor league rehabilitation assignment after another bullpen session and a simulated game. While sidelined, Lilly has been talking to close friend and former teammate Ryan Dempster about the possibility of him joining the Dodgers.
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July 31, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers withdrew from negotiations with the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Ryan Dempster shortly before the 1 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. Dempster instead was sent to the Texas Rangers. Even without landing Dempster, the Dodgers were arguably the team that improved itself the most over the last week. A week ago Tuesday, they landed three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez and left-handed reliever Randy Choate.
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August 20, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
There's at least one person who will leap to the defense of Alex Rodriguez: Yankees Manager Joe Girardi. Girardi on Tuesday was still upset that Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hit Rodriguez with a pitch during Monday's game, and called on Major League Baseball to suspend Dempster, because it will be "open season" on Rodriguez if the pitcher isn't suspended. "If he isn't punished, it makes Rodriguez open season for people, and that can't happen," Girardi said Tuesday before the Yankees played a doubleheader against Toronto.
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August 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster didn't admit to any wrongdoing but began serving his five-game suspension Tuesday for throwing at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez three days earlier. “I thought about appealing,” said Dempster, who maintains that he was trying to establish the inside part of the plate and didn't hit A-Rod on purpose during the second inning of Sunday's game. “At the end of the day, I think Major League Baseball does a really good job of thinking through punishments before they hand them out. I thought it was in the best interest of us as a team to go ahead and serve my suspension.” Dempster was scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles but now appears to be in line to start at home against Baltimore on Tuesday.
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August 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  When did David Copperfield sign a deal with the Chicago White Sox? During Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals, the White Sox had runners on first and third with no outs in the top of the second inning. Royals pitcher Ervin Santana unleashed a pitch that got past catcher Salvador Perez. Perez turned to chase the ball, but it had vanished. Paul Konerko, the runner on third, throws up his hands, wondering what to do before the umpire waves him home. As you can see in the video above, the ball disappeared into one of the signs behind home plate.
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August 20, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
There's at least one person who will leap to the defense of Alex Rodriguez: Yankees Manager Joe Girardi. Girardi on Tuesday was still upset that Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hit Rodriguez with a pitch during Monday's game, and called on Major League Baseball to suspend Dempster, because it will be "open season" on Rodriguez if the pitcher isn't suspended. "If he isn't punished, it makes Rodriguez open season for people, and that can't happen," Girardi said Tuesday before the Yankees played a doubleheader against Toronto.
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August 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster is nothing if not persistent, taking more than one attempt before giving Red Sox fans what they apparently wanted to see Sunday -- controversial New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez getting nailed by a pitch. Rodriguez, who is allowed to keep playing while appealing a 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case, was booed by the crowd at Fenway Park all night, starting with his initial appearance in the on-deck circle during the first inning.
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June 10, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
— Left fielder J.B. Shuck had a nice six-week run as a fill-in for injured starter Peter Bourjos , hitting .259 with 10 runs and 11 runs batted in and playing solid defense in 34 games, but it ended on a sour note Sunday. The Angels scored twice in the eighth inning against Boston on Shuck's two-out, bases-loaded single to cut the lead to 10-5, and they had runners on first and second when Mike Trout flared a single to right. It appeared Chris Iannetta would score from second, but the slow-running catcher was held by third base coach Dino Ebel . Shuck, who was on first, thought Iannetta would score, so he rounded second aggressively and headed to third.
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December 13, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26.5-million, two-year contract with right-hander Ryan Dempster. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is pending a physical. Dempster, 35, has a 124-124 record and a 4.33 earned-run average in a 15-year big league career, most of it with the Marlins and Cubs. Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington would not confirm the deal Thursday. ETC. Obama comments on NHL Mediation, once again, failed to generate any traction in the labor negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players' Assn.
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July 20, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK -- After throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday, sidelined starter Ted Lilly thinks he might be in position to help the Dodgers soon. Lilly thinks one of his close friends would be able to help them too — that is, if they can agree to a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Lilly played with Dodgers trade target Ryan Dempster from 2007 to 2010. The Dodgers have proposed a deal for Dempster. "Obviously, he's a very good pitcher," Lilly said. "He's one of the best teammates I've ever had. " Lilly has told Dempster about his team.
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June 13, 2003
HITTING -- Ty Wigginton, Mets: 4 for 5, 3 runs, 2 doubles, 3 RBIs in victory over the Rangers. A.J. Pierzynski, Twins: 3 for 4, 3 runs, 2 homers, including a grand slam, 7 RBIs helped rout the Rockies. PITCHING -- Ryan Dempster, Reds: 7 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 1 run -- unearned -- 5 strikeouts in defeating the Devil Rays. Ryan Franklin, Mariners: 8 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts in shutting down the Expos for his fifth win
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December 2, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
— These should be relatively quiet winter meetings for the Angels compared with last year, when they stunned baseball with their one-day, $317.5-million splurge on free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. "That was a splash for all time," General Manager Jerry Dipoto said. "I wouldn't think that to be a common event. " That doesn't mean the Angels aren't thinking big. They still hope to retain free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, though there has been heavy speculation that Greinke's price tag, which could exceed six years and $150 million, already has soared out of their range.
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November 29, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Ryan Dempster, who could provide much-needed rotation depth at a relatively low cost. Talks between Dempster's agent and the team were confirmed by a person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak publicly about them. Dempster, 35, has a 124-124 career record and 4.33 earned-run average in 15 big league seasons, 8 1/2 of them with the Chicago Cubs. He went 5-5 with a 2.25 ERA for Chicago last season before a late-July trade to Texas, where he went 7-3 with a 5.09 ERA, 70 strikeouts and 25 walks in 12 starts for the Rangers.
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