On Saturday, the Cubs decided to place Dempster on the disabled list due to a right quad strain. The extent of the injury and amount of time he will miss are still unknown.
Dempster has been the one bright spot for the Cubs this season.
He has pitched in three games and has only allowed three earned runs. He's struck out 23 batters in 20.1 innings and allowed just 11 hits. Dempster's stint on the DL will be retroactive to April 18.
Randy Wells will be called upon to pitch on Sunday for Dempster. This season, Wells has only pitched in Triple-A Iowa, and his numbers have not been pretty. In 14.1 innings, he has allowed 16 hits and 15 earned runs.
This is an injury that could put the Cubs in a bigger hole than they're already in. For now, the Cubs will try to keep their heads above water and get by while their ace is sidelined.
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