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Cubs' Dempster placed on disabled list

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, who has not allowed a run in his last 22 innings, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with tightness in his right lat.

Dempster, who is 3-3 with a 2.11 ERA, has been the subject of trade rumors, but he has pitched well lately. He had gone 18 consecutive starts without a win, but has won his past three games.

Randy Wells (1-1, 4.50 ERA) will make the start on Wednesday in place of Dempster.

Left-hander Scott Maine was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Dempster's spot on the roster.

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