BREAKING: Dempster won't play in 2014

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Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)
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Pitcher Ryan Dempster has announced that he will skip the 2014 season because he does not feel he is up to it and he expressed a desire to spend more time with his kids, according to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal.

According to Rosenthal, Dempster said he doesn't feel like he can perform up to the ability and standard he is used to playing at. He didn't say retirement, yet, but made clear that he does not feel he is capable of performing this year.

Dempster is in his 2nd year with the Red Sox, but would not receive his salary of $13.25 million from the club, Rosenthal reports (below).

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