Cubs confirm Ryan Dempster has been traded to the Texas Rangers for two Class A prospects.
That means the top two performing members of the Cubs' rotation have been dealt in a 24-hour period, with lefty Paul Maholm already gone, with Reed Johnson, to the Braves for prospects Monday night.
According to reports from Texas, the Cubs got third-base prospect Christian Villanueva and right-hander Kyle Hendricks from the Rangers for Dempster.
Despite final-day efforts to move Garza, he so far appears to have survived as a Cub through the deadline -- meaning an off-season trade is likely unless he and the Cubs come to an agreement on a contract extension.
The Cubs talked to the Tigers about a possible Alfonso Soriano trade without getting a deal done. But an August waiver-wire deal could be coming, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.