Strained oblique lands Cubs' Dempster on DL

6/26/2007 - MLB Ryan Dempster Chicago Cubs + more
Ryan Dempster


CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs put closer Ryan Dempster on the
15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, and
transferred Wade Miller to the 60-day disabled list.

Dempster's move was retroactive to June 23. He is 1-3 with a
3.38 ERA and 16 saves. Miller went on the DL on April 23 with back
spasms after his third start. He is 0-1 with a 10.54 ERA.

The Cubs called up right-hander Billy Petrick from Double-A
Tennessee. He is 1-2 with two saves and a 2.57 ERA in 24
minor league games this season.