Developing: Braves set to acquire Dempster for Delgado (UPDATE: Or Not)

by JohnBowen

The Braves appear to have agreed in principle on a deal that would bring MLB ERA leader Ryan Dempster to Atlanta for a playoff run. In exchange, the Braves would likely send Randall Delgado to the Cubs.

Dempster, 35, is a free agent after the season and will likely hope for one last 3-year deal at the season’s conclusion. He recently had a streak of over 30 consecutive scoreless innings snapped.

Delgado was ranked among Baseball America’s top-50 prospects before both the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He has a 3.98 ERA and 1.374 WHIP in 24 Major League starts between 2011 and 2012. His control is suspect, as he sports a 4.0 BB/9 mark in his young career.

The deal requires Ryan Dempster’s approval, as he is a 10/5 player (10 years in the league, with at least 5 for one team). That appears to be the only hold-up. If acquired, Dempster could go on Wednesday for Atlanta with 4-days rest.

UPDATE: Dempster has exercised his 10/5 rights; the Cubs are currently trying to work out a deal with the Dodgers.

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3 Responses to “Developing: Braves set to acquire Dempster for Delgado (UPDATE: Or Not)”

  1. Chuck Says:

    You can add Garza to the Dodgers too.

  2. JohnBowen Says:

    Inside source? I’m not seeing it.

  3. Brautigan Says:

    For Zach Lee? The only thing left to do is the physicals.

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