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Paul Maholm | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Filling in for Josh Beckett, Paul Maholm held the Padres scoreless for six innings on Saturday.
Maholm entered with a 5.18 ERA and he hadn't pitched more than 2 1/3 innings in an outing in two months, so of course he combined on a shutout of the Padres. He allowed just two hits, walked none and struck out four while throwing 65 pitches in his six innings. It's the first time since April 14, 2013 that he's escaped a start without allowing a run. Jul 13 - 1:14 AM

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Paul Maholm is likely to start on Saturday against the Padres in place of the injured Josh Beckett (hip).

He's expected to take the ball unless he's needed relief on Thursday or Friday. Red Patterson will be on standby at Triple-A Albuquerque in case Maholm does have to pitch in relief over the next couple days. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 10 - 9:49 PM

Paul Maholm was pummeled for 10 runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in a blowout loss to the Marlins.

It wasn't pretty. Maholm failed to strike out a batter, he walked three, and he was kicked all around the park for 11 hits. Two of those hits were home runs off the bats of Ed Lucas and Reed Johnson. Indeed, this was a Miami lineup batting Jeff Baker cleanup, Johnson No. 5, and started Jeff Mathis so Jarrod Saltalamacchia could have a day off. It's no certainty that the Dodgers will keep Maholm's 5.40 ERA and 1.73 ERA in the rotation, but if they do, he'll square off against the Mets in New York next week.
May 15 - 1:33 AM

Paul Maholm gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Giants on Friday.

Maholm helped the Dodgers' cause by breaking Brandon Belt's thumb, though we hope he wouldn't chalk that up as a positive. He's 1-3 with a 4.71 ERA, and the Dodgers would happily bounce him from the rotation if they could get healthy.
May 10 - 2:04 AM

Paul Maholm put himself into the win column with seven innings of two-run ball Saturday against the Rockies.

The only extra-base hit against Maholm tonight was a routine fly that Matt Kemp lost in the twilight, giving Wilin Rosario a double. Maholm is likely looking at getting one more start before Clayton Kershaw rejoins the Dodgers rotation. That will probably result in Maholm getting demoted to the pen.
Apr 27 - 1:10 AM

Paul Maholm was chased for five runs -- four earned -- over five innings Monday in a 7-0 loss to the Phillies.

The veteran southpaw surrendered eight hits and three walks while striking out only two. He also gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Howard, who, well, doesn't generally pound lefties. He'll make an exception for Mr. Maholm, who the Dodgers must tolerate in the rotation until Clayton Kershaw returns. Maholm (0-2, 5.60 ERA) welcomes the Rockies to Hollywood on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 1:13 AM

Paul Maholm surrendered only one run on five hits over six innings of a no-decision against the Giants on Wednesday.

He whiffed two and walked three in his best start since August 28. The left-hander entered this game with an 8.10 ERA, but that was mostly because he got bombed by the Giants in his only other start of the year back on April 5. His rotation spot is safe until Clayton Kershaw comes back. Maholm will toe the Chavez Ravine rubber with his shiny new 4.97 ERA against Philadelphia next week.
Apr 17 - 1:28 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Darwin Barney
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Juan Uribe
2Chone Figgins
LF1Matt Kemp
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Andre 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
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Scott Elbert
8Chris Withrow
9Onelki Garcia