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
Emilio Bonifacio
BA HR RBI R
.351 0 2 12
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Olt 4
RBIM. Olt 9
RE. Bonifacio 12
OPSA. Rizzo .919
WJ. Hammel 3
ERAJ. Samardzija 1.29
SOT. Wood 28