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Paul Maholm has a torn ACL

Aug 2, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

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Dodgers pitcher Paul Maholm injured his right knee covering first base in the seventh inning of Friday night’s game against the Cubs. An MRI has revealed that the lefty has a torn ACL, the Dodgers reported via Twitter. Maholm will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache to decide how to proceed. Surgery is, obviously, an option. Regardless of what he chooses, however, his season has ended.

Maholm, 32, has made eight starts and 22 relief appearances for the Dodgers this season, posting a 4.84 ERA with a 34/28 K/BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings. The Dodgers signed him to a one-year, $1.5 million contract back in February.

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times suggests that the Dodgers will be on the lookout for starting and relief pitching via waivers throughout the month of August.

  1. stercuilus65 - Aug 2, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    So what now? They ride Haren every fifth day and get shelled in a guranteed loss and hope like hell Beckett rehaims form and really isn’t injured? Great job front office by smugly standing pat and refusing to even get a cheap fifth starter.

    • thisdamnbox - Aug 3, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      Don’t fret, The West Coast Yankees will find away to throw some money at it and somehow slip a Cy Young candidate through waivers…

  2. unclemosesgreen - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    That first base bag is sure lucky that Kirk Gibson isn’t the Dodgers’ manager.

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