Paul MaholmWith Bronson Arroyo signing a two-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned to left-hander and former Atlanta Brave, Paul Maholm, as a potential answer to the team’s search for a fifth starter.

In Maholm, the Dodgers have a pitcher who can anchor the back end of the rotation or be moved to the bullpen to provide long-relief help, despite his inexperience in the area. Maholm’s lone season with the Braves in 2013 resulted in a 10-11 record and 4.41 ERA.

With six weeks until the Dodgers face the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, Maholm has plenty of time to acclimate himself to a new environment and sort out where he’s best suited on the team.  Maholm is expected to compete with Josh Beckett, who is recovering from TOS surgery, for the final spot in the rotation.

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Dodgers News

Dan Haren Throws Bullpen Session — ESPNLA

Dodgers Open Spring Training With Big Expectations — USA Today

Will Paco Rodriguez and Chris Withrow Start The Season In The Minors? — LA Times

So, So Many Dodger Pitchers In Camp — Dodgers Digest

How Does Paul Maholm’s Arrival Affect The Dodger Roster? — Dodger Insider

MLB News

The New Posting System And What It Means For MLB — MLBTradeRumors

Spring Training Primer: Key Questions For Dodgers, Angels And Others — LA Times

Report: Kendrys Morales, Pirates Have ‘Mutual Interest’ — SI

NL East Offseason Checkup — Fox Sports

Red Sox Gear Up For Opening Of Spring Training — Boston Globe

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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