February 02, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) Left-hander Paul Maholm (mu-HALL-uhm) has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, who have invited him to major league spring training with a chance to earn a roster spot.

The 32-year-old pitched for the Dodgers last season before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while covering first base on Aug. 1. He went 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA in eight starts and 22 relief appearances.

Maholm pitched seven seasons with the Pirates. He also has pitched for the Cubs, Braves and Dodgers.

The Reds are looking for pitching depth after training starter Mat Latos to Miami and starter Alfredo Simon to Detroit in December. The final two spots in their rotation are open to competition.

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