Rangers Land Pitcher Ryan Dempster From Cubs

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Coming down to the MLB trade deadline, the Rangers have traded two Class-A prospects to the Chicago Cubs for right-hand pitcher Ryan Dempster.

So far in the 2012 season,  Dempster has a 2.25 ERA (good for second in the NL) and 83 strikeouts against 27 walks in 104 innings.

The Rangers sent minor leaguer infielder Christian Villanueva and pitcher Kyle Hendricks to Chicago as part of Tuesday’s deal.

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