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Ryan Dempster keeps Rangers steady

Club doesn't sell farm to gain rotation depth with veteran, but offense must deliver

Updated: August 1, 2012, 7:45 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says he wishes deals didn't happen at the last minute.

I'm not sure I believe him. He seems to find a way to pull something together, even while clocks are ticking loudly around him.

Daniels pulled one off Tuesday, sending a couple of Class A prospects to the Chicago Cubs for Ryan Dempster just before the buzzer sounded at 4 p.m. ET.

Dempster is not Zack Greinke. He's certainly not Cliff Lee. But he is healthy and ...

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