Law: Cubs score with Braves deal

July, 31, 2012
7/31/12
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Law By Keith Law
ESPNChicago.com
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Late Monday night it was announced that the Chicago Cubs had sent left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Atlanta Braves for right-handed pitching prospects Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman.

Atlanta gets marginally better for this year with the additions of Maholm and Johnson, but the Cubs land the best prospect they're likely to obtain in this year's trade market in exchange for two players they didn't need.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.290 14 65 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 30
RBIA. Rizzo 71
RA. Rizzo 81
OPSA. Rizzo .889
WJ. Hammel 8
ERAT. Wood 4.81
SOJ. Arrieta 135