Paul Maholm finalizes deal with Dodgers

Jul 20, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm reacts after giving up a grand slam to Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios (not pictured) during the third inning at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Already deep in starting rotation depth that contains several high-profile names, the Dodgers continue to stockpile pitching.

31-year old Paul Maholm will join the ranks of Los Angeles to the tune of a one-year, $1.5 million contract. The contract is a Major League deal and also includes a number of incentive bonuses.

Maholm will be entering his tenth season in Major League Baseball and spent the last season and a half with the Atlanta Braves. In 2013, a year in which he earned $6.5 million, Maholm pitched to a 10-11 record with a 4.41 ERA. He represents a low-cost addition to a rotation that already features Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Dan Haren. Ken Gurnick of hearkens back to last year when the Dodgers had a huge surplus of starters, only to end up trading or releasing several of them shortly after the season began.

Topics: Los Angeles Dodgers

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