But, Rosenthal cautions no deal is close, and Dempster could still end up elsewhere.
The 35-year-old went 12-8 with a 3.38 ERA in 2012 with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, and is 124-124 for his 15-year career.
Dempster had spent his entire career in the National League before Texas acquired him at last year’s trade deadline. He went 7-3 with a 5.09 ERA with the Rangers, but lost his final start of the season after allowing five runs over three innings to the Oakland Athletics "
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