7/24 Dempster’s latest Tweet
We may find out whether Ryan Dempster will accept a trade to the Braves on his Twitter account. Today, he tweeted: “Nothing official to report. You will be the 1st to know. Thnx to all my fans for the support
The Cubs and Braves have reportedly reached agreement on a deal which would send Dempster to Atlanta for 22-year-old pitcher Randall Delgado. It’s up to Dempster to decide. He has 10-and-5 rights — 10 years in the Majors, five with the same team — and can veto any deal.
Reports that Dempster was “blindsided” by the deal are incorrect. Sources say he did know about the Braves offer, but was surprised at how public the deal became before he had made his decision. Dempster’s next scheduled start would be Wednesday for the Cubs against the Pirates.
– Carrie Muskat