Chicago Cubs Trade Geovany Soto To Texas Rangers For Jacob Brigham

The Chicago Cubs have made it clear they're ready to wheel-and-deal, but it isn't starter Ryan Dempster who is headed out of town as of Monday night. Instead, the Cubs have traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers for 24-year old right-handed pitcher Jacob Brigham, according to a report.

Soto Soto is hitting just .195/.278/.345 this season with six homers and 14 RBI. The catcher enjoyed a breakout season in 2008 when he hit .285/.364/.504 with 23 homers and 86 RBI.

Brigham was drafted in the sixth round by the Rangers in the 2006 MLB Draft as a high school player out of Florida. He is 6-foot-3, 210 lbs.

Soto was seen hugging teammates during the Cubs' win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, prompting speculation that he had been traded.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more MLB coverage, check out Baseball Nation as well as MLB Daily Dish.

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