Ryan Dempster Trade Rumors: Cubs Pitcher In Clubhouse, Planning On Pitching Wednesday

Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago is reporting that the trade fever surrounding Chicago Cubs veteran SP Ryan Dempster has cooled off considerably from Monday:

Monday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves beat reporter had announced the Cubs had traded Dempster to the Braves, but the announcement preceded Dempster's approval and left the 35-year-old pitcher felt "blindsided" when heard about the trade via the media.

Dempster, as a 10 and 5 veteran (10 years in the league, 5 with his present team), has the ability to veto any trade the Cubs present to him. He reportedly has an interest to play on the west coast.

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