Dempster's start helps family situation

Cubs put priorities in order

Originally Published: June 17, 2009
By Wayne Drehs | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Not only did Tuesday night's postponement between the Cubs and White Sox likely set up a September showdown between the two clubs, but it also allowed Cubs manager Lou Piniella to juggle his rotation to benefit pitcher Ryan Dempster.

Dempster revealed earlier this month that his 2-month-old daughter Riley has a rare form of DiGeorge Syndrome, which in her specific case has resulted in the disruption of her natural swallowing reflex because of the absence of a chromosome. ...

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