Chicago Cubs Trade Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson To Atlanta Braves, According To Report

Catcher Geovany Soto isn't the only member of the Chicago Cubs who was sent packing on Monday night. According to a report, the Cubs have reached an agreement sending starter Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Atlanta Braves.

Maholm, a 30-year old left-handed pitcher, has been one of the Cubs' most dependable starters this season. He will leave the North Side with a 9-6 record, 3.74 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.

Johnson, a 35-year old utility outifielder, was batting .302 with .355 on-base percentage and three home runs for Chicago in 169 at-bats this season.

The Cubs and Braves were previously reported to reach a deal sending starter Ryan Dempster to Atlanta for highly touted pitcher Randall Delgado. According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Cubs will not be getting back Delgado in the trade for Maholm and Johnson.

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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