Rangers acquired RHP Ryan Dempster from the Cubs for 3B Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks.
Jon Daniels and the Rangers swooped in out of nowhere in the waning minutes before the deadline to steal Dempster -- first from the Dodgers and then from the Yankees. It's a big addition for Texas, which was in real danger if they couldn't acquire a front-line starter. Dempster is unlikely to maintain his 2.25 ERA in Texas, but he will solidify a rotation which has been wrecked by injuries and recent ineffectiveness. The veteran right-hander will be a free agent at year's end.
Jul 31 - 4:24 PM