Dempster admits to plunking A-Rod in 2013
Ryan Dempster finally came clean.
The former major leaguer revealed on MLB Network Sunday that he purposely hit Rodriguez at Fenway Park in 2013.
When Dempster was a member of the Boston Red Sox, he appeared to intentionally drill A-Rod, who was playing while he appealed a 211-game suspension for performance enhancing drug use.
The first pitch whizzed by Rodriguez's feet, and while the next two pitches sailed inside, the last one was a high-and-tight message that hit him. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected as benches cleared.
Until now, Dempster has maintained that he never meant to hit Rodriguez.