Report: Los Angeles Dodgers interested in Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster

Bill Carey
Tuesday June 12th, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in acquiring Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster, according to a tweet by CBS Sports' Danny Knobler.


Dempster, a 35-year-old righthander, has been with Chicago for nine of his 15 years in the majors.

The two-time All-Star has undergone a resurgence this season. He is only 2-3 in 11 starts, but his ERA is down to 2.31. Dempster is also in the final year of his contract, making him a strong candidate to be traded. The Cubs have the second-worst record in baseball, while the Dodgers hold the league's best mark.

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