The Cubs have placed Ryan Dempster on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle. This will hurt the Cubs a little bit as Dempster has pitched pretty well this season for the Cubbies. In 33 games this season Dempster is 1-3 with 16 saves, a 3.38 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He has thrown 34.2 innings this season and he’s allowed 21 hits, walked 14 batters and whiffed 33. Look for Bobby Howry to take over as the closer of the Cubs until Dempster is ready to return.