Ryan Dempster Trade Rumors: Cubs-Dodgers Talks Concerning Veteran SP Continue

The deadline trade rumors surrounding Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster appear to be as rich as ever. Multiple sources suggest the Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are still working on a deal involving Dempster and possibly LF Alfonso Soriano:

Dempster, 35, is have a career year with the Cubs. He sports a 2.25 ERA and 3.40 FIP through 104 innings. He is in the final year of his contract with the Chicago Cubs, but holds a 10-and-5 no trade clause that allows him to veto any trade proposal.

Soriano, 36, is also having a solid year at the plate and in the field, hitting 19 home runs with 3.0 wins above replacement, according to Fangraphs.com.

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