Strained oblique lands Cubs' Dempster on DL

Updated: June 26, 2007, 8:07 PM ET
Associated Press

Ryan Dempster

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.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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