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Report: Cubs Place Ryan Dempster on DL

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IJuly 7, 2009

MILWAUKEE - MAY 10: Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs watches as his teammates take on the Milwaukee Brewers on May 10, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago sports radio stations are reporting that the Chicago Cubs will place starting pitcher Ryan Dempster on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, July 3.

Dempster reportedly has a fractured toe on his right foot.

Kevin Hart, who was just demoted on Monday, will be recalled to fill Dempster's rotation spot between now and the All-Star break next week.

UPDATE: Because the Cubs had optioned Kevin Hart to Iowa after the injury occurred, the team was not able to make the listing retroactive. Dempster's 15 days begin on Tuesday.

Dempster told a member of the media that he injured the toe hopping the fence in front of the dugout after Sunday's victory.

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