ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have traded veteran right-hander Rodrigo Lopez to the Chicago Cubs in a deal for minor league left-hander Ryan Buchter.
Buchter, 24, will be assigned to the Braves' high Class A team in Lynchburg, Va. He was a combined 4-0 with one save and a 3.38 ERA for the Cubs' Class A Daytona and AA Tennessee teams this season.
The 36-year-old Lopez signed a minor league deal with Atlanta in the offseason. He was 6-1 with a 2.59 ERA in nine games for Triple-A Gwinnett.
Lopez is 75-82 in nine seasons in the major leagues, including a 7-16 record and 5.00 ERA with Arizona last season.