Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has already missed one turn in the rotation and would be scheduled to start again on Tuesday vs. the New York Mets if the 35-year old righty wasn't currently spending time on the 15-day DL thanks to a sore right latissimus dorsi muscle behind his right shoulder.
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Dempster is eligible to come off the disabled list on Sunday, but ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla is reporting the veteran starter will spend up to a week out of action after his DL stint expires.
Padilla pegs a July 6-8 series against the Mets in New York as the probable return date for Dempster. The Cubs starter has been the subject of trade rumors as of late.
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