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Rangers get Ryan Dempster

Updated: July 31, 2012, 9:11 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers acquired veteran starter Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers -- a position player and a pitcher -- just minutes before the trade deadline expired on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old gives the Rangers a solid starter to incorporate into a rotation that has dealt with injury and inconsistency of late.

"Once the Dodgers were out, it was two teams that kind of got in on it and the Rangers moved really fast," Dempster said. ...

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