According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Ryan Dempster will not pitch in 2014—for both physical and personal reasons. The personal reasons were the desire to spend more time with his children. This is a relatively shocking development—although not one that will severely impact the Red Sox rotation. Boston still has five solid starters—and both Brandon Workman and Allen Webster are ready to step in if needed. Nevertheless, this—once again—reinforces the baseball platitude" "you can never have enough pitching".