Cubs get Rodrigo Lopez from Braves

Updated: May 26, 2011, 6:34 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs acquired pitcher Rodrigo Lopez from the Atlanta Braves for a minor leaguer on Thursday.

Lopez, 35, started 33 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season and had a 7-16 record with a 5.00 ERA.

The Braves signed him to a minor league deal before the season. Lopez is 6-1 with a 2.59 ERA for Triple-A Gwinnett.

Lopez will be added to the Cubs' roster on Friday.

Bruce Levine covers baseball for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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