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Ryan Dempster placed on disabled list with quad strain

Apr 21, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

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Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have placed right-hander Ryan Dempster on the disabled list with a quad strain. Dempster was considered questionable for Sunday’s scheduled start after undergoing an MRI yesterday.

The Cubs have recalled outfielder Tony Campana to take Dempster’s place on the roster and will call up Randy Wells to start tomorrow against the Reds.

Dempster is 0-1 through his first three starts, but holds a very impressive 1.33 ERA and 23/8 K/BB ratio over 20 innings. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 4.80 ERA and 191/82 over 202 1/3 innings last year.

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