Cubs deal Soto to Rangers; Maholm, Johnson to Braves

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Cubs deal Soto to Rangers; Maholm, Johnson to Braves

Former Red Sox general manager and current Chicago Cubs team president Theo Epstein was a busy man the day before the trading deadline.

The Cubs have traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Rangers and dealt pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Braves.

The Cubs sent Soto to Texas for minor league pitcher Jacob Brigham. They sent Maholm and Johnson to Atlanta for a pair of minor league pitchers.