Paul Maholm P CIN 6 months ago

Maholm was released by the Reds on Monday.

He was competing for a spot in the Reds' bullpen, and will now look to catch on with another team, likely on a minor league deal. Maholm's career as a starter appears to be over, and he carries little fantasy intrigue as a middle reliever.

Paul Maholm P CIN 7 months ago

Maholm has been told that he is now competing for a spot in the Reds' bullpen, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

This removes him from the running for one of the team's final rotation spots, as those will now belong to Raisel Iglesias and Jason Marquis until Homer Bailey (forearm) is ready to reclaim a spot. Maholm is not the kind of pitcher who profiles as a potentially dominant reliever, so this significantly deflates any potential fantasy value he may have offered when he was still in the hunt for a rotation spot.

Paul Maholm P CIN 7 months ago1 Comment

The Reds moved Tony Cingrani to the bullpen, giving Maholm a better chance to win a rotation spot, the Cincinnati Enquirer suggests.

The original supposition was that Cingrani and Anthony DeSclafani would fill two open rotation spots, and then either Maholm or Jason Marquis would be the favorite to land the spot vacated by Homer Bailey's season-opening DL stint. Now there's room for both veterans. "The thing is we've got veteran guys like Marquis and Maholm and we don't want to use them one start," Price said. "If they're going to be on our team, the hope is they're on our team for the entire season if not longer. That's how we have to look at it. You can back-and-forth a young guy. He can start a game or two, go down to the minor leagues or go into the bullpen and help as a long guy. Marquis and Maholm are looking more like long-term, start-to-finish options for us."

Paul Maholm P CIN 7 months ago

Maholm threw three scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring training game against the Royals. Eight of his nine outs were recorded on the ground.

Maholm continues to vie for the final Reds rotation spot. Both he and veteran Jason Marquis are considered favorites for the spot open while Homer Bailey is out to begin the season. Marquis has pitched well this spring, too.

Paul Maholm P CIN 7 months ago

If Homer Bailey is not ready to begin the season, there's a good chance that Maholm or Jason Marquis could temporarily fill his spot in the rotation, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Reds manager Bryan Price cited the desire to have an experienced starter fill that slot. "An example would be if Homer is not able to go. If we're healthy, that means Cueto and Leake and three spots in the rotation two that we think could potentially be filled by young pitchers in Cingrani and DeSclafani. That to me suggests that a veteran guy in that other spot would be fairly important, someone who knows how to manage a game and has pitched in the league and has had success in the league."

Paul Maholm P CIN 8 months ago

Maholm (knee) signed a minor league contract with the Reds on Sunday that includes an invite to spring training.

Maholm is rehabbing his way back from ACL surgery in August. The veteran pitched in 30 games with the Dodgers last season, mixing in eight starts and finishing with a 4.84 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 70.2 innings. If Maholm were to make the roster, it would likely be in a bullpen role rather than in the starting rotation.

Paul Maholm P CIN 9 months ago

Maholm (knee) said his recovery from ACL surgery is going "great," Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Maholm, who underwent surgery in mid-August, said he's been on a normal offseason schedule since Dec. 1, which would seem to bode well for his status heading into the spring. Still, he's a free agent, so he'll need to prove to teams he's healthy and worth a flyer as a potential rotational arm.

Paul Maholm P CIN 1 year ago

Maholm (knee) underwent reconstructive surgery Friday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Maholm was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 4 because of the injury, and will soon begin on his road to recovery from a torn ACL. He will become a free agent in the offseason, so he will need to prove himself in spring training if he wants to find himself in a rotation at the start of the 2015 regular season.

Paul Maholm P CIN 1 year ago

Maholm (knee) was placed on the 60-day DL Monday.

Paul Maholm P CIN 1 year ago

Maholm (knee) will meet with team doctors on Tuesday and looks likely to undergo season-ending knee reconstruction, the team's official site reports.