WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

National Sports

WJBD - National Sports - Red Sox' Ryan Dempster Willing to Be a Reliever During Playoffs

Red Sox' Ryan Dempster Willing to Be a Reliever During Playoffs

Robert Roger/MLB Photos via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- With Major League Baseball's postseason just weeks away, Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster says he's willing to move to the bullpen when October rolls around.

"I was asked to go down there I could help us out in a big way. I have confidence in my ability, confidence in the mental side of it," Dempster told WEE.com's Rob Bradford. "I've been there before. It's fun. It's a totally different animal."

In his first season in Boston, Dempster has had an up and down season. Through 29 starts, Dempster is 8-9 with a 4.64 ERA. He's also third in the American League in walks issued.

But Dempster does have experience as a reliever. From 2004-2007, he served primarily as a reliever with the Chicago Cubs.

With the starting rotation expected to tighten up during the postseason, Dempster wants to help the team anyway he can.

"...I'll do whatever role they ask me to pitch in. Whatever they ask me to do, I'm going to grab it by the horns and run with it," Dempster continued.

Dempster signed a two-year, $26.5 million deal with the Red Sox prior to this season.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

See other NationalSports news:

Champs open playoff three-peat run with win...Duncan's 27 gives Spurs 1-0 lead...Wizards rally to beat Bulls
Flyers, Bruins even things up...Habs in command
Angels make four errors in loss...Nova on, Teixeira off Yankees DL...New Mets closer
Kuchar wins at Hilton head...Jimenez wins tour debut
Boxer, symbol of racial injustice, dead at 76




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo