Reds sign LHP Maholm
The Reds have signed left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm to a Minor League contract and invited him to big league camp at Spring Training.
Maholm was 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA in 30 games for the Dodgers in 2014, including eight starts. He’s also pitched for the Pirates, Braves and Cubs during a 10-year career.
This is the second veteran pitcher signed by Cincinnati in the past two week to a Minor League deal. RHP Jason Marquis was signed on Jan. 21 and will compete for a rotation spot. UPDATE: General manager Walt Jocketty said Maholm was signed to compete for a rotation spot as well. That would add him to the list of guys competing for the final two spots — which include Marquis, Tony Cingrani, Anthony DeScalfani, David Holmberg, Raisel Iglesias and Dylan Axelrod.
Maholm could also be added left-handed bullpen depth for the Reds, which already has Manny Parra and Sean Marshall on the 40-man roster and Jose Mijares as a non-roster invite. Marshall is still trying to return from shoulder surgery however.