Reports: Ryan Dempster traded to Braves, Dempster denies
UPDATE: 6:44 p.M. EST
FOX’s Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Braves still believe they will still get Dempster.
Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 23, 2012
UPDATE: 3:49 P.M. EST:
Ryan Dempster himself has thrown a wrench into the reports below, claiming in a tweet that he has not been traded.
THERE IS NO TRADE dont know where this info came from!—
Dempster Foundation (@RyanDempsterFDN) July 23, 2012
In fact, according to other twitter reports, all appears to be normal.
Dempster just walked into the clubhouse. Putting on his Cubs uniform.—
Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiCubs) July 23, 2012
Ryan Dempster has been traded to the Atlanta Braves, according to tweets from multiple sources.
Ryan Dempster traded to Atlanta. Sources tell me Cubs made great deal to land young pitching. I am working on names. Back at u all shortly.—
David Kaplan (@thekapman) July 23, 2012
The exact terms of the deal – including who and/or what the Cubs will get in return – are not yet known for certain. The Cubs were in negotiations with the Los Angeles Dodgers in addition to the Braves, but decided that the Braves offer for Dempster was simply too good to pass up.
Dempster has been named an All-Star twice, in 2000 and 2008. He owns a 5-4 record so far this season with a 2.11 ERA in 15 games as a starter.