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The Braves satisfied their desire to upgrade their starting rotation by acquiring Ryan Dempster from the Cubs on Monday.

A source confirmed that the deal is close to being made official, though details of the trade were not immediately known. But there was some indication that the Braves will send highly regarded rookie right-hander Randall Delgado to the Cubs.

Dempster has the potential to serve as the stabilizing asset the Braves have been seeking to add to their inconsistent starting rotation. The 35-year-old right-hander has posted a Major League-leading 2.11 ERA in 15 starts this year and a 3.63 ERA in the 147 starts he has made since the start of the 2008 season.

When Jair Jurrjens struggled again during Sunday's 9-2 loss to the Nationals, it became more apparent that the Braves would aggressively pursue the acquisition of a starting pitcher. Their rotation has posted the third-worst ERA (4.34) in the National League this year.

Dempster can be a free agent at the conclusion of the season and he is owed approximately $5 million, the remaining amount on the four-year, $52 million contract he signed with Chicago in November 2008. It is not known whether the Braves will be responsible for part or the entire portion of the remaining salary.

When the Braves began evaluating ways to improve their starting rotation, Dempster and the Brewers' Zack Greinke were at the top of their wish list. But as the past few days passed with Milwaukee providing no clear indication that they are willing to move Greinke, the focus turned to Dempster.

To get Greinke, the Braves would have had to likely part with top pitching prospect Julio Teheran and at least one other Top 15 prospect. Now they may instead pursue Greinke on the free-agent market this winter.

The Braves signed Delgado, a native of Panama, as an amateur free agent in 2006. The 22-year-old is 4-9 with a 4.42 ERA in 17 starts.
Source: Braves acquire Ryan Dempster from Cubs | MLB.com: News




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Glad the Tigers didn't get him.




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Umm.. I guess he didn't get traded

Ryan Dempster just tweeted this:

"THERE IS NO TRADE dont know where this info came from!"

Go on his twitter: https://twitter.com/​RyanDempsterFDN




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