Cincinnati Reds Sign Veteran LHP Paul Maholm

The Cincinnati Reds  have reached an agreement with veteran left-hander Paul Maholm on a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation to big league spring training. The deal was first reported by John Heyman of

Maholm, 32, has 10 years of major league experience, having pitched in the Pirates, Cubs, Braves and Dodgers organizations. He holds a career record of 77-100 with a 4.30 ERA in 273 appearances.

His most recent campaign, while a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, ended on August 1st, after he tore his right ACL while covering first base against the Chicago Cubs.

Maholm will vie for one of two remaining spots in the Reds rotation behind Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, and Homer Bailey.

Other potential starters include Jason Marquis, himself recent signee, Tony Cingrani, Anthony DeSclafani, David Holmberg, and right-hander Raisel Iglesias.

Reds Manager Bryan Price should have a sample rotation in place quickly, with Pitchers and catcher reporting the teams Spring training facility in Goodyear, AZ on February 18th.

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