Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:45:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Paul Maholm is expected to start Saturday, April 5, against the San Francisco Giants.
Fantasy Tip: Maholm continues to see a bigger role than expected due to the absence of Clayton Kershaw.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:01:36 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) will be put on a rehab program that includes a submaximal throwing program for the next two to three weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Kershaw's back injury has turned out to be much more significant than he or the team let on initially. He'll be re-evaluated in two to three weeks, which means he probably won't be able to rejoin the rotation for another month at the earliest. Paul Maholm will continue to lock down a rotation spot until Josh Beckett (thumb) is ready to return in mid-April.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:14:37 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett has won the fifth starter job in the rotation, sending SP Paul Maholm and his $1.5 million contract to the bullpen for the time being.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:20:58 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers' fifth rotation spot isn't sealed up yet with SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) returning from Tommy John surgery and SP Josh Beckett (thumb) dinged up. SP Paul Maholm went only 2 2/3 frames Thursday, March 13, and allowed six runs on six hits on a pair of home runs. Maholm will likely be in the bullpen if he cannot beat out Beckett for the final spot. Los Angeles won't need a fifth starter until the middle of April, however. SPs Stephen Fife and Seth Rosin may be options for the rotation if Beckett or Maholm don't work out.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:25:42 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Paul Maholm (elbow) said Saturday, March 8, that he is uncertain if he will be make the trip for the team's regular season opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia. He is a candidate to pitch in an exhibition game against Team Australia two days prior. "I'm just preparing to pitch wherever they tell me," Maholm said. "If I pitch well, everything will work out. I'm not concerned with roles."
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:38:18 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Paul Maholm (elbow) was able to throw two innings at the minor-league complex Tuesday, Feb. 25. He had been restricted due to recent elbow tenderness. He expected to pitch in a Cactus League game in the next five days barring any discomfort Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:13:00 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Paul Maholm (elbow) has been slowed by elbow tenderness this spring, and he has yet to throw live batting practice. His spot on the roster may ride on whether he can throw a bullpen Saturday, Feb. 22.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:16:51 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Paul Maholm can make up to $5 million this year through incentives. In order to do so, he must gain a total of 60 points, with two points for a game started, 1 1/2 points for an outing of two or more innings and one point for an outing fewer than two innings.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:20:01 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (shoulder) is expected to battle SP Paul Maholm for the No. 5 starting spot this spring. "Josh is doing really well, but he's coming off tough surgery and there's not a lot of history with that surgery, so we'll see where things go," manager Don Mattingly said. Beckett said his thoracic outlet syndrome surgery was much more severe than former St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter's.
Fantasy Tip: Mattingly suggests that Beckett's starting spot is his to lose. Beckett could be a bounce-back candidate if he is indeed fully healthy, but there will continue to be doubts.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:34:21 -0800
Updating a previous item, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed SP Paul Maholm to a one-year, $1.5 million deal over the weekend. Maholm provides depth for the team's starting rotation.