Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster speaks during the 2017 season opener at Fenway Park.
Dempsters comments came during a conference call with the Boston Globe and were first reported by Boston.com.
He also told the Boston Herald he is open to discussing the Red, White and Blue.
“I think I’d love to sit down and have a dialogue with the Red and White teams about women’s basketball, about women in sport, about all that,” Dempsters comments.
“It would be a really great opportunity for all of us.
It would be very, very important.
I think that’s the best way to put it.”
Dempsts comments come amid a growing trend in the sports world to explore and address gender equity in the workplace.
Last year, former NBA All-Star, Kobe Bryant, announced a new women’s league in Los Angeles.
He said the league would be funded by Nike and would be led by women in the NBA.
In 2016, the United States passed a bill that increased protections for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, including equal pay for equal work.
A similar bill, introduced in the House of Representatives, was killed last year in the Senate.