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Texas Rangers get pitcher Ryan Dempster in trade with Chicago Cubs | Baseball
By The Associated Press
Baseball's haves picked up more players from the have-nots at Tuesday's trade deadline.
Ryan Dempster was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers and Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence and Jonathan Broxton also wound up on new teams.
Matt Garza, Josh Johnson and Joe Blanton stayed put for the moment, as the window closed for teams to make trades without having players pass through waivers.
Four days after the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels acquired Zack Greinke, the 2009 Cy Young Award winner, the Rangers obtained Dempster and catcher Geovany Soto from the Cubs in separate deals. Texas sent infielder Christian Villanueva and pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Jake Brigham to Chicago.
"It's a great opportunity over there," Dempster said of going to the team that won the last two AL pennants. "It's not going to be easy."
Dempster had the power to block deals; he declined to approve a trade to Atlanta last week.
The Philadelphia Phillies, last in the NL East and their quest for a sixth straight division title looking grim, sent outfielder Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-handers Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin and cash. The Phillies shipped outfielder Pence and cash to San Francisco for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, catching prospect Tommy Joseph and right-hander Seth Rosin.
A Phillies fan walked around the team's park with a sign reading "Will play outfield for food."
Cincinnati received pitcher Broxton from Kansas City, which has the worst record in the AL.
• Texas pitcher Neftali Feliz, 24, is to have Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair a tear in his right elbow and likely will be sidelined until next summer.
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