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Maholm Calls Braves "Landing Spot No. 1 for Me"
ATLANTA (AP) -- Left-hander Paul Maholm is settling in with the Braves, a team he says was "landing spot No. 1 for me" if he had to be traded from the Cubs.

The Braves acquired Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from Chicago for right-handers Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman on Monday night. Maholm joined the Braves Wednesday. Johnson is starting in right field in Wednesday night's game against Miami.

The Braves on Wednesday placed right-hander Jair Jurrjens on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin to clear a spot for Maholm, who will make his Braves debut when he starts on Saturday against Houston.

Maholm, from Greenwood, Miss., says he grew up cheering for the Braves. He says Tom Glavine, also a lefty, was his favorite pitcher.
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