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The Texas Rangers have acquired pitcher Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, beating out both the Dodgers and Yankees for the highly coveted starter.
The Rangers sent third baseman Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks to Cubs for Dempster. Both are at Class A.
The Rangers were talking to the Cubs about pitcher Matt Garza and Dempster to the end, trying to get one or the other.
The Rangers were more comfortable with Dempster medically than Garza, according to a source. A lower asking price was the other thing that pushed the Rangers to Dempster over Garza.
The Dodgers and Cubs went down to the wire discussing a deal for Dempster, but there is frustration on both sides over the requests of the other team.
The Dodgers' position was that they made deals without moving any of top seven to eight prospects. They did not want to move any of them for a rental player like Dempster.
The Braves and Cubs had reached agreement July 23 on a trade that would send Dempster to Atlanta, reportedly for right-hander Randall Delgado. But Dempster, as a player with 10 years of major league service, the last five with the same team, had the right to block any trade and he nixed the Braves deal.
The pitcher, 35, had indicated that the Dodgers were his first choice. But he said Tuesday that he would consider a trade to the Yankees, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Dempster's ties to Yankees special assistant Jim Hendry and pitching coach Larry Rothschild were thought to give the Yankees a chance at persuading him to waive the no-trade.
Dempster is eligible for free agency at the end of the season. He may only be with the Rangers for a short period of time.
Dempster, a native of Gibsons, British Columbia, was thought to prefer the west coast. He still has family in the Vancouver area. He also has a home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He has three children -- Brady, 5; Riley, 3; and Finlay, 1 -- and wants them to be close to his relatives, sources said.
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Ryan Dempster finally has a chance to start for the Texas Rangers.
Traded Tuesday from the Chicago Cubs, Dempster arrived in the Metroplex about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and spent the remainder of the afternoon getting adjusted to his fourth major league team - the one that drafted him in the third round in 1995 out of a high school in British Columbia. He was traded as a minor leaguer...
The Texas Rangers won the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes, acquiring the Chicago Cubs ace for two minor leaguers moments before Tuesday's trade deadline.
The AL West leaders fortified their rotation for the stretch run, sending infielder Christian Villanueva and pitcher Kyle Hendricks to Chicago.
Dempster, who had power to block deals, had refused to approve a trade to Atlanta last...
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The Texas Rangers added veteran right hander Ryan Dempster to their starting rotation on July 31 when they acquired him from the Chicago Cubs in return for two minor league players. Texas sent pitcher Kyle Hendricks and infielder Christian Villanueva to the...
Jayson Stark tweets that a Victorino trade would also mean Soriano won’t be attached to any Dempster trade to LA. They preferred Victorino all along anyway.
David Kaplan is reporting that the Dodgers remain very much in play for Dempster. However, nothing is close at this time.
Jon Heyman tweets that contrary to reports the Yankees are no longer in on Dempster.
In hopes of keeping...
With the Dodgers and Cubs still cahtting about Ryan Dempster, another name has fallen into the deal: highly paid Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Soriano is involved in the talks between the Cubs and Dodgers along with Dempster, and this would be a huge move if the Cubs were able to package him and his massive contract with Dempster, and get him out of Wrigley.
Here's the running list of Ryan Dempster rumors leading up to the trade deadline:
– Ryan Dempster is still a Cub, but things could change today even though there's no deal close yet. Sources close to David Kaplan of CSNChicago confirmed him that the Dodgers, Yankees and Rangers are after Dempster and that the right hander will accept a deal to any one of them. Jon Heyman...
The Ryan Dempster saga finally has an ending, and it's an unexpected one. Dempster didn't land with the Braves, the Dodgers, or the Yankees, but Buster Olney is reporting that Dempster has been acquired by the Texas Rangers, who were in on every starting pitcher on the market but fell short of their prime targets.
For a Rangers team that has seen Roy Oswalt struggle...
Rangers land Ryan Dempster
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 2012
Will add more about Ryan Dempster once it's officially official.
It’s hard to imagine the two-time defending AL pennant winners being nervous, but you had to think they sweat a few beads when the Los Angeles Angels acquired Zack Greinke. The Rangers rotation has been damaged recently by injuries to Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis. Plus, it looks like Roy Oswalt is closer to being done then he is to being the same ace pitcher he was...
The Texas Rangers have acquired right-hander Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, multiple sources reported minutes before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Class A third baseman Christian Villanueva and Class A right-hander Kyle Hendricks will go to the Cubs in the trade, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported. The deal was initially reported by ESPN's Buster Olney, MLB...
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Texas Rangers fans were given some bad news after the team acquired Ryan Dempster from the Cubs, as it was announced by General Manager Jon Daniels that pitcher Neftali Feliz will require season ending Tommy John surgery for a torn UCL ligament in his throwing elbow.
This news comes on the heels of the announcement that fellow pitcher Colby Lewis would require Tommy John surgery...