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Dempster deferred $3M to help Cubs

Updated: May 29, 2010, 12:14 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Ryan Dempster deferred $3 million of this season's salary during the offseason to help the Cubs gain financial flexibility, a source told ESPNChicago.com on Friday.

The team used that windfall to sign outfielder Xavier Nady to a one-year contract, a move that likely would not have been possible without Dempster's offer.

Fox Sports first reported on Friday that Dempster had deferred that portion of his $12.5 million contract for 2010.

According to an ESPNChicago.com ...

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