Ryan Dempster is currently a studio analyst with MLB Network.
Ryan pitched in the majors for 16 seasons. He was selected to two all-star games, and was a key member of the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship team both on the mound and in the clubhouse. Ryan also enjoyed success with the Marlins, Reds, Rangers, and the Cubs. It was Ryan’s 8 ½ seasons with the Cubs that he enjoyed his best statistical seasons both as a closer and a starter. Ryan’s fun and easy-going personality made him a favorite among teammates and fans.
Ryan and his family started the Dempster Family Foundation which is now dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (aka DiGeorge Syndrome or Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome). His daughter Riley was diagnosed with 22q Deletion Syndrome as a child and the foundation works very hard to secure partnerships that positively promote education, research, and awareness of this condition.
Ryan currently resides in Chicago.