May 19, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster (46) reacts to giving up a home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
35 Year-Old RHP Dempster Drawing Interest
The Los Angeles Dodgers are definitely interested in Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. It was reported earlier today that Dempster and other Cubs veterans, including Matt Garza and Bryan LaHair, are in play this summer.
Dodgers are definitely interested in Cubs' Dempster, as they were 2 years ago. Back then, he didn't want to leave, and Cubs didn't trade him— DKnobler (@DKnobler) June 12, 2012
Knobler adds that the Dodgers were interested in Dempster two years ago. At that time, Dempster didn’t want to leave Chicago and the Cubs decided not to trade him.
Dempster once again figures to be a coveted commodity on the trade market and this time it is expected that the Cubs will trade the 35-year-old.
Dempster, who’s in the final year of his contract, is making $14 million this season. The right-hander has posted an ERA and WHIP of 2.31 and 1.027 over his 11 starts this season.