Report: Dodgers, veteran pitcher Paul Maholm finalizing deal

Saturday February 8th, 2014

Paul Maholm (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Paul Maholm went 13-11 with a 3.67 ERA in 2012 for the Cubs and Braves. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Dodgers and free-agent starter Paul Maholm are finalizing a deal, a source told Jerry Crasnick of

The 31-year-old was at the Dodgers' spring training camp in Glendale, Ariz., for a physical Saturday morning, the source told Crasnick.

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The nine-year veteran had his third 10-win season last year with the Braves, going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA in 26 starts. He is 76-95 in his career with a 4.28 ERA for the Pirates, Cubs and Braves.

He has only one career relief appearance, meaning he'll likely add depth to a Dodgers rotation anchored by reigning NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

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