Reds release RHP Ryan Dempster

Updated: November 4, 2003, 3:25 PM ET

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday released disappointing righthander Ryan Dempster.

Dempster, 26, went just 3-7 with a 6.54 ERA in 20 games, including two starts last season. He missed the last two months of the season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow.

Acquired in from Florida in July 2002, Dempster was just 8-12 with a 6.38 ERA in 42 games for the Reds.

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