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Cubs catcher Geovany Soto and outfielder Reed Johnson were pulled in the middle of Monday night's game and hugged teammates in the dugout, prompting speculation they had been traded.
There was no confirmation by Chicago after its 14-4 win over Pittsburgh that any deals had been made. Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he'd been told to take out Soto and Johnson, but offered no other details.
There was talk the Cubs were speaking to Texas about a deal for Soto, and discussing a swap to send Johnson and pitcher Paul Maholm to Atlanta.
The Braves and Texas said they had no trades to report.
Tuesday afternoon is the deadline for teams to make trades without waivers. Cubs ace Ryan Dempster has attracted interest from several clubs.
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According to Tim Brown of Yahoo, Geovany Soto has been traded to the Texas Rangers.
Soto has been traded to Rangers.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2012
Not sure how accurate this is, but it figures the Cubs would pull this **** when I'm about ready to go to bed.
This trade is not related to the Reed Johnson trade and there is no word yet on why Brett Jackson...
The Chicago Cubs kick-started their rebuilding effort with a pair of trades that sent catcher Geovany Soto to the Rangers and pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to Atlanta. The Cubs received Class AA pitcher Jacob Brigham from Texas, according to multiple reports. What they received from the Braves wasn't immediately known. Soto and Johnson were seen saying goodbye...
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In a mostly unsurprising move on Monday, Geovany Soto was traded to the Texas Rangers less than a day before the trade deadline. Midway through the Cubs' opener of their three game homestand with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 29-year-old catcher was reportedly dealt to Texas for minor league pitcher Jacob Brigham. Soto has been struggling lately, batting only .199 with six homers...
I love his socks up. Really, really, a lot.
OF Reed Johnson will wear #11 and LHP Paul Maholm will wear #17. Maholm is expected to be here Wed. twitpic.com/adxwij
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 31, 2012
Reed Johnson meets his new teammates prior to stretch & #Braves BP twitter.com/KevinMcAlpin/s…
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) July 31, 2012
Reed Johnson warms up with...
The Braves are taking a long-term risk for a short-term gain in trading Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm. The most talented player in the deal is obviously Arodys Vizcaino, but he also comes with a ton of question marks.
Johnson and Maholm will be asked to do exactly what they did in Chicago. Johnson will be a spot starter in the outfield against...
Start waving the green flag on the Cubs fire sale. In addition to trading Geovany Soto to the Rangers, the Cubs have also dealt starting pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Braves in exchange for pitching prospects Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman.
Johnson is the fourth outfielder that the Braves have desperately needed all year. Matt Diaz (currently on...
UPDATE 10:35 PM: Bill Brink reports that the Pirates weren’t the team to add Johnson.
UPDATE 10:33 PM: Rob Biertempfel reports that it is unlikely the Pirates have acquired Johnson.
UPDATE 10:31 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports that Johnson and Soto were in separate deals.
UPDATE 10:27 PM: Jon Heyman reports that Johnson has been traded, but that it’s a mystery where he’s going. Also...
Paul Maholm is 5-0 with a 1.00 ERA over has past 7 starts.
One week after a trade with the Chicago Cubs for RHP Ryan Dempster fell through, Braves General Manager Frank Wren brokered another deal with the Cubs. This one held up.
The Braves have acquired left-handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm and veteran outfielder Reed Johnson from the Cubs for RHP prospect Arodys Vizcaino and...
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have boosted their rotation and added a right-handed bat to their bench by acquiring left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs.
Braves general manager Frank Wren confirmed late Monday night the team is sending right-handed pitchers Arodys Vizcaino, a top prospect who had season-ending Tommy John surgery in April...
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Chicago Cubs have traded Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto in separate deals. The destinations are still unknown, but Rosenthal is reporting that the deals too place.
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The Braves didn't get a game changer.
They didn't get the most dominant arm or the bat filled with the most pop and thunder.
They didn't get Zack Greinke or Hunter Pence or Ichiro or even Ryan Dempster, who was on the verge of becoming a Brave but ended up a Ranger.
Here's what happened, though.
The Braves added depth to a rotation that has been better of late...
There is hope, Cubs fans. And not just because Geovany Soto was traded for something more valuable than a bag of weed.
This hope comes from a bunch of Brits wearing leotards.
Another group that has gone quite a long time without winning anything ended its own streak of futility on Monday as Great Britain’s men’s gymnastics team medaled for the first time since 1912 in winning...
Reed Johnson already had scored twice, his Cubs were romping and he was set to bat again at Wrigley Field.
Instead of heading to the plate, the outfielder was pulled for a pinch hitter and told to start packing - he was going to Atlanta.
Several contenders got a head start on the trade deadline by making deals Monday night. The Braves acquired Johnson and pitcher Paul Maholm from...
The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs have agreed on a trade that will send left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to Atlanta, major league sources told FOXSports.com.
Maholm has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this month, with a 5-0 record and 1.00 ERA over his last seven games. Johnson, 35, is an experienced platoon outfielder in the midst of a solid season...