UPDATE 10:36 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs will receive Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman for Johnson and Maholm. Vizcaino is coming off of Tommy John Surgery, but was one of the untouchable prospects in the Braves organization last season.
UPDATE 1030 PM: One of the pitchers from the Braves is Jaye Chapman, according to Jerry Crasnick, and Ken Rosenthal reports the Cubs could have a bigger deal with a “red hot division rival.” That would be the Reds, who have opened discussions to acquire Matt Garza.
UPDATE 10:25 PM: Alfonso Soriano has informed the Cubs that he will not accept a trade to the Giants.
UPDATE 10:17 PM: The obligatory Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster rumors are that the Cubs are still working to trade Dempster to the Dodgers, and the Blue Jays and Rangers are interested in acquiring Matt Garza after his MRI came back without any problems.
UPDATE 10:03 PM: The Cubs will get 2 minor league pitchers back from the Atlanta Braves for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson, according to Jerry Crasnick. Neither of them is named Randall Delgado.
UPDATE 9:51 PM: The plot thickens…Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson have been traded to the Atlanta Braves, according to Jon Morosi.
UPDATE 9:48 PM: We do not know who is getting Reed Johnson, but according to multiple sources, it will not be the Tigers, Indians, Dodgers, or Giants.
UPDATE 9:45PM: Geovany Soto has been traded to the Texas Rangers, according to Yahoo’s Tim Brown. According to CBS Sports, the Cubs will get RHP Jacob Brigham.
UPDATE 9:31 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports the Cubs have made separate trades, including Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto
UPDATE 9:25PM: Geovany Soto is getting hugs and saying good byes in the dugout and it appears he has been traded, as well.
ORIGINAL POST: In addition, OF Brett Jackson has been removed from tonight’s Iowa Cubs game.
The Tigers have pulled pitching prospect Thomas Collier after three innings, and they were one of the teams interested in acquiring Johnson.