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Cubs give Dempster three-year, $15.5M extension

Updated: October 1, 2005, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Chicago Cubs closer Ryan Dempster agreed Saturday to a $15.5 million, three-year contract extension through the 2008 season.

Ryan Dempster

Relief Pitcher Chicago CubsProfile

2005 SEASON STATISTICS

GM W L BB K ERA

63 5 3 49 89 3.13

Going into Saturday's game in Houston, Dempster had 33 saves in 35 chances and was 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA in 57 relief appearances. He had converted 19 straight save opportunities, ...

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