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Cubs start dealing veterans

CHICAGO — The Cubs reportedly made two trades late Monday, sending LHP Paul Maholm and OF Reed Johnson to the Braves and C Geovany Soto to the Rangers.

Soto and Johnson were pulled in the middle of Monday night's game and hugged teammates. The Cubs offered no confirmation, and the Braves and Texas said they had no trades to report.

Maholm is 9-6 with a 3.74 ERA, 5-0, 1.00 since June 29. Johnson likely will replace the injured Matt Diaz as an occasional starter against left-handers.

ESPN reported that Chicago received RHPs Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman from Atlanta. Vizcaino, 21, considered one of the Braves' top prospects, had reconstructive elbow surgery this spring. Chapman, 25, a reliever, has a 3.52 ERA in 532/3 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett.

CBS Sports reported that the Cubs acquired RHP Jacob Brigham from Texas. Brigham, 24, is 5-5 with a 4.28 ERA at Double-A Frisco.

ZAMBRANO YANKED: The Marlins moved struggling RHP Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen. Manager Ozzie Guillen said LHP Wade LeBlanc will take Zambrano's spot in the rotation Wednesday night.

ORTIZ'S RETURN DELAYED: Red Sox DH David Ortiz felt some soreness in his right Achilles tendon and is unlikely to come off the disabled list when eligible Wednesday. Ortiz has been on the DL since July 17.

EX-PITCHER CHARGED: Former RHP Jose Rijo, the 1990 World Series MVP for the Reds, was charged with laundering money for a suspected drug trafficker in the Dominican Republic.

ANGELS: RHP Dan Haren is expected to miss his scheduled start Wednesday because of back stiffness, the same issue that landed him on the disabled list this month.

BLUE JAYS: 1B Adam Lind, who had sat out three games with lower back tightness, went on the 15-day disabled list.

BREWERS: Bullpen coach Stan Kyles was fired a day after the latest late-inning meltdown. … RHP Shaun Marcum, out since June 15 with right elbow soreness, was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list after a setback.

ORIOLES: DH Jim Thome headed back to Baltimore to have tests on his sore neck.

PADRES: Rookie C Yasmani Grandal, a former Miami Hurricanes standout, left in the second inning after straining a muscle in his right side on a big swing.

RANGERS: 1B Mitch Moreland, out since June 19 with a strained left hamstring, was activated from the disabled list.

REDS: C Devin Mesoraco was ejected in the third inning for arguing a pitch call by umpire Chad Fairchild then poked at his chest protector and bumped him before leaving.

RED SOX: RF Ryan Sweeney was pulled after punching a door in frustration and will have X-rays on his left hand today.

WHITE SOX: LHP Chris Sale, in his first season in the starting rotation, said he's going through a dead arm period and will get a few extra days of rest.

YANKEES: 1B Mark Teixeira aggravated a left wrist injury and has an MRI exam scheduled today.

Cubs start dealing veterans 07/30/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:22am]
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