CHICAGO -- Ryan Dempster held out for a deal to the Dodgers, but with less than five minutes to go before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, he said yes to the Rangers.
The Cubs' makeover continued Tuesday when they dealt Dempster to the defending American League champions, finalizing the deal minutes before the 3 p.m. CT Deadline. Dempster, who had been scheduled to start Tuesday night, was in Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer's office for about an hour in case he was needed to make a last-minute decision.
"He held pretty firm on the Dodger thing," Hoyer said. "I was really glad he was in our office for the last couple hours. It was probably fun for him. He got to see how it worked. He sat in our office and watched himself on TV."
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