According to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney, the Boston Red Sox are trying hard to acquire RHP Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs.
Source: The Red Sox are aggressive in the pursuit of Ryan Dempster. Cubs going through their process on the right-hander.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 16, 2012
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One of the big hurdles in the Cubs/Red Sox talks, of course, is that Theo Epstein knows their farm system very well.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 16, 2012
Dempster, who recently returned from a stint on the disabled list, has been the subject of various trade rumors for a significant part of the regular season. The veteran righty is 5-3 with a 1.86 ERA in 14 starts this season.
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