June 25, 1982 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|August 30, 2005 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||4.28|
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.
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
- Sheldon, Mark (2009-01-30). "Pirates sign Maholm and Hinske Ace left-hander inks three-year deal with option for 2012". MLB.com. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
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- Syder, Matt (2012-07-30). "Cubs trade Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson to Braves". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
- Nicholson-Smith, Ben (July 30, 2012). "Braves To Acquire Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm".
- "PITCHf/x Player Card: Paul Maholm". BrooksBaseball.net. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
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