With Bronson Arroyo signing a two-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned to left-hander and former Atlanta Brave, Paul Maholm, as a potential answer to the team’s search for a fifth starter.
In Maholm, the Dodgers have a pitcher who can anchor the back end of the rotation or be moved to the bullpen to provide long-relief help, despite his inexperience in the area. Maholm’s lone season with the Braves in 2013 resulted in a 10-11 record and 4.41 ERA.
With six weeks until the Dodgers face the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, Maholm has plenty of time to acclimate himself to a new environment and sort out where he’s best suited on the team. Maholm is expected to compete with Josh Beckett, who is recovering from TOS surgery, for the final spot in the rotation.
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