With the Pittsburgh Pirates
|Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 47|
June 25, 1982 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|August 30, 2005 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through April 5, 2014)
|Earned run average||4.29|
Paul Gurner Maholm (pronounced Mah-HALL-uhm; born June 25, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.
While playing in the minor leagues in 2004, Maholm was struck in the face by a line drive. This resulted in a badly broken nose and a shattered left orbital, requiring surgery to repair the damage. 
He made his major league debut as a starter, on August 30, 2005 against the Milwaukee Brewers and pitched eight shutout innings, earning his first career win. He compiled a 3-1 record in six games, with a 2.18 ERA. Maholm pitched his first shutout, while giving up three hits in a 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros on April 24, 2007.
After the 2008 season, Maholm signed a three-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $14.5 million and a team option for 2012.
In 2009, Maholm hit his first major league home run, off the Mets' John Maine. He finished 2009 with a record of 8-9, 4.44 ERA, 14 home runs allowed, 6 hit batsmen, 60 walks, 119 strikeouts, .290 average against, a 1.44 walks and hits per innings pitched, in 194.2 innings pitched.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Maholm throws a wide variety of pitches and with a great range of speeds. His lead pitch is a sinker in the 87–89 mph range. He also throws a four-seam fastball (87–90), changeup (80–83), cut fastball (83–86), slider (79–82), and curveball (70–75). Maholm uses the cutter and changeup almost exclusively on right-handed hitters, while the slider is used only on lefties. He throws his curveball to batters from both sides of the plate. In 2013, he added a slow curveball that ranges from 70 MPH to 62 MPH, that at times dips in the 50's.
- Maholm no stranger to overcoming adversity
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