Dempster Shutdown

Ryan Dempster felt pain in his left oblique after his bullpen session on Friday, he will not make a rehab start next week and according to a report in the Chicago Tribune, will not return on Friday after the All-Star break as planned. A report on Cubs.com stated Dempster will be shutdown and will not throw at all during the All-Star break. Piniella said that Dempster threw on Friday and “it wasn’t good.” The report stated the injury was expected to take 3 weeks to heal. Dempster said, “We’ll play it slow and get it right.”

Will update if any additional information becomes available….