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Arodys Vizcaino, Jaye Chapman Named as Players Sent to Chicago Cubs for Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson

July 30th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
By Cody Fields

The mystery minor league pitchers in the Atlanta Braves deal with the Chicago Cubs has finally been solved. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Braves sent Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino to the Cubs in exchange for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm.

'Reed Johnson - Chicago Cubs Outfielder 2009' photo (c) 2009, Jason - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Vizcaino, 21, underwent Tommy John surgery this spring and has a 4.67 ERA in 17 career relief appearances, all of them in 2011. He has a lot of upside with a fastball in the high 90s. He had a legitimate shot at making the Opening Day roster this year before being injured.

Chapman, 25, was in his second year at Triple-A Gwinnett and had put together a 3.52 ERA in 40 relief appearances.

No word on whether Ryan Dempster had to approve the trade on the Cubs' end.

Tags: Arodys Vizcaino, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Jaye Chapman, MLB, Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson

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