Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm have been dealt to the Atlanta Braves, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.
Johnson was taken out of the lineup in the middle of Monday night's game and was seen in the dugout hugging his teammates, but for a while nobody knew where he was headed, only that he was traded.
The 35-year-old outfielder has a .307.361.452 batting line this season in 180 plate appearances. He is a solid clubhouse influence and proven right-handed bat off the bench, with an .839 career OPS against left-handed pitching.
Maholm, 30, has a 3.74 ERA and 9-6 record in 20 starts this season.
David Schuster, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.
0:00- Dave Wannstedt joins the panel to discuss the Bears 38-31 loss to the Patriots? Was it a moral victory? Is Matt Nagy crazy to say Mitch Trubisky didn’t play that bad?
13:00- Joe Girardi pulls his name out of the Reds managerial search and Jon Heyman reports that industry sources believe he might wait to see if there’s an opening in Chicago. What are the chances that he replaces Joe Maddon?
14:30- Adam Amin joins Kap to preview the Bulls/Mavericks game and discuss the lack of defense in the NBA.
The NBA season is off to an explosive start, with offense being the theme so far.
NBA fans have gotten to see great offense from all around the league. Rookie guard Trae Young went off for 35 points, the Pelicans scored 149 points in a (no overtime) game and even well-known downtrodden franchises like the Sacramento Kings have got in on the fun, putting up 131 points in a surprising win over the Thunder.
If the pace of play keeps up league-wide, the 2018-19 season will end up being an offensive masterpiece, sure to spark change to defensive systems in the ever-evolving NBA.
With the Golden State Warriors still shaking off rust and the Rockets looking weaker, (relatively) new powerhouses like the Raptors and Nuggets have dominated this very early portion of the NBA season.
You can take a look here to see how the new hierarchy is shaping up in this week's NBA Power Rankings.