Cubs Trade Geovany Soto to Rangers – Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm To Braves

Chicago Cubs newsThe Chicago Cubs pulled the trigger on two separate deals. Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson will go to the Braves and  Geovany Soto to the Rangers.

Johnson is .307/.361/.452 and can play all three outfield positions, and hits left-handed pitching especially well, .313/.370/.469 for his career.

Maholm is pitching to a 3.74 ERA in just over 120 innings for the Cubs this year.

The Cubs will get two pitchers Jaye Chapman  and Arodys Vizcaino,

The Cubs will get RHP Jacob Brigham in the trade for Soto. Brigham has 4.28 ERA  in 124 innings this season at Double-A Frisco. The corresponding move led to the Rangers designating catcher Yorvit Torrealba for assignment.

 


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