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According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, the Rangers acquired Ryan Dempster.
While Dempster is not the big-name starter that the Texas Rangers were hoping to acquire at the trade deadline this season, he will bolster their starting rotation.
The Rangers knew that they had to make a move, and they went out and traded for the best pitcher that was dealt on deadline day.
In exchange for Dempster, the Cubs acquired Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks.
The Chicago Cubs have a good third-base prospect in Triple-A, Josh Vitters, that could be their starter next season. He has had a few poor seasons in the past, but he has picked things up this year.
As for Kyle Hendricks, he has put up good numbers this season in High-A for the Rangers, but he is not an elite prospect. He has a 2.82 ERA this year in 20 starts.
The Rangers are looking to get back to the World Series for the third straight season, and with all of the injuries to their starting rotation, they needed to trade for a starter. Dempster is a good fit for them, but he is not the ace that they were looking for.
While Villanueva is a very good prospect and was considered to be the 100th best prospect by Baseball America, he is still a long way away from the majors. Hendricks could become a back-end of the rotation starter.