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Paul Maholm | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Paul Maholm was shelled for five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Giants.
Maholm yielded seven hits and issued two walks, throwing just 47 of his 80 pitches for strikes. The left-hander dealt with elbow soreness for much of spring and he was not sharp on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Maholm probably won't be in the rotation for much longer. Apr 5 - 7:58 PM

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Paul Maholm threw a bullpen session Wednesday and is on track to make his first start with the Dodgers on Saturday, according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.

The team hasn't announced its rotation for the upcoming series against the Giants, so it's still just speculation that Maholm will get the start. The bullpen session lines him up to do just that, though, and the team is still searching for another starter in the wake of Clayton Kershaw's injury. The southpaw was signed to a one-year deal by the Dodgers in February as depth for these types of situations, and he's working his way back after being sidelined by some elbow soreness early in camp.
Apr 2 - 6:25 PM

Paul Maholm was torched by the Reds in his Thursday start, allowing six runs (five earned) in 2 2/3 innings.

Maholm didn't record a strikeout, issued two walks, and allowed six hits. Two of them were home runs: a solo shot to Todd Frazier in the first inning, and a three-run bomb to Chris Heisey in the third. Maholm has been bothered by elbow soreness and is on the outside looking in for a spot at the back of the Dodgers' rotation.
Mar 13 - 5:04 PM

Paul Maholm (elbow) doesn't know if he'll be on the club's trip to Australia.

The projected sixth starter allowed one run on three hits over three innings in a 5-5 tie with the Rangers on Saturday. "I'm just preparing to pitch wherever they tell me to," Maholm said. "If I pitch well, everything will work out. I'm not concerned with roles." MLB.com speculates that Maholm is a candidate to pitch the exhibition game against Team Australia two days prior to the Opening Series against Arizona. If that happened, Maholm would be designated as one of three "exempt" players, meaning he couldn't appear against the Snakes. Zach Lee and Matt Magill are two other candidates for those posts, reports the team's official site.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 8 - 8:00 PM

Paul Maholm (elbow) pitched two innings in an intrasquad game Tuesday.

It appears that the elbow soreness Maholm was dealing with early in camp is in the rear view mirror. Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) is also looking healthy, which means Maholm is currently in line to open the year in a long relief role.
Feb 25 - 7:59 PM

Paul Maholm (elbow) has been cleared to throw a bullpen session Saturday.

Maholm dealt with some elbow tenderness earlier this week, but the hope is that it's just routine early spring training soreness. The veteran left-hander will operate as a long man in the bullpen for the Dodgers as long as Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) is healthy.
Feb 21 - 11:45 AM

Paul Maholm (elbow) expects to throw a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday in Dodgers camp.

Maholm came down with some elbow tenderness earlier this week, but the hope is that it's only a minor thing. The veteran left-hander signed a one-year, $1.5 million free agent contract with the Dodgers in early February and will provide insurance for the club's rotation throughout the 2014 season if his health cooperates.
Feb 20 - 3:43 PM

Paul Maholm is dealing with elbow tenderness.

Maholm experienced the elbow discomfort after throwing four bullpen sessions to open camp. He has yet to throw live batting practice and the Dodgers aren't sure when he might be cleared for that. This could become a real issue if the tenderness lingers into March.
Feb 20 - 12:27 PM

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the recently-signed Paul Maholm could wind up working out of the Dodgers bullpen if Josh Beckett is healthy and able to claim the fifth spot in the rotation.

The first four spots in the rotation are locked up with Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dan Haren, making Maholm insurance in the event that Beckett, who is recovering from surgery to repair a nerve issue, isn't available for the start of the season. His fantasy value would be non-existent if he doesn't earn a place in the rotation.
Feb 9 - 4:22 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Paul Maholm to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

It's a major league deal, and it could be worth up to $6.5 million if Maholm is able to meet all his incentives, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The southpaw started 26 games for the Braves last season, going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA. The Dodgers were one of the teams in on Bronson Arroyo until the end as well, so in Maholm they've finally gotten the insurance they were looking for at the back of their rotation. Scott Elbert was moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Maholm.
Feb 8 - 7:04 PM

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that there is currently a locker with Paul Maholm's name on it in the Dodgers clubhouse.

That presumably means that the team is close to a deal with the free agent southpaw, who's currently on location and taking a physical. With an already cluttered rotation, Maholm would likely serve as the team's fifth starter and an insurance policy in case Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley don't recover as quickly as expected. It would be a good landing spot for Maholm, and a nice boost to his overall fantasy value.
Feb 8 - 11:11 AM

Paul Maholm told Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Wednesday that the Rangers are one of the teams who have checked in on him.

It's not surprising to see the Rangers looking at alternatives for their rotation now that Derek Holland will be sidelined until midseason following knee surgery. The market for Maholm has been surprisingly quiet this winter after he posted a 4.26 ERA and 105/47 K/BB ratio over 153 innings last season with the Braves.
Jan 15 - 3:38 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that the Twins are "keeping tabs" on free agent left-hander Paul Maholm.

Add another name to the list alongside Mike Pelfrey, Bronson Arroyo and Matt Garza. Maholm, 31, had a 4.26 ERA and 105/47 K/BB ratio over 153 innings in 26 starts this year with the Braves. The veteran southpaw would be another solid addition to complement Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 01:35:00 PM

The Braves are sending Paul Maholm, Scott Downs, and Anthony Varvaro to the instructional league to continue throwing.

All three pitchers were left off the roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers, but the Braves still want them to get work in. It's possible they could be an option at some point during the playoffs.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Paul Maholm allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss against the Brewers on Wednesday.

The lefty was solid but he was outdueled by his counterpart Kyle Lohse, who threw a complete-game shutout. Maholm allowed eight hits, including the first-inning homer to Carlos Gomez that ended with the benches clearing, while striking out seven. He finishes the year at 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA, a mild disappointment given how strong he was out of the gate.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 09:52:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Tim Federowicz
3Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chone Figgins
CF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Chris Withrow
6Jamey Wright
7Brandon League
8Scott Elbert
9Onelki Garcia