Reds getting rid of Dempster
The right-hander is ineligible to re-sign a major league contract with Cincinnati until May 15.
The Reds acquired Dempster in a July 2002 trade with Florida in an attempt to improve the starting rotation.
Dempster went 3-7 for the Reds this season with a 6.54 ERA in 20 starts and two relief appearances. He didn't pitch after July 28. He underwent surgery Aug. 4 to remove a bone chip from behind his right elbow and to repair a complete ligament tear.
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