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 CBSSports.com.
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.
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.