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  1. Josh Beckett beats out Paul Maholm for fifth spot in Dodgers’ rotation

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett AP

    The Dodgers signed lefty Paul Maholm to a one-year, $1.5 million deal in February, but they have no room for him in the starting rotation. Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. Times reports that the Dodgers have awarded that spot to right-hander Josh Beckett. Neither Maholm nor Beckett pitched much during the spring and neither had…

  2. Dodgers’ bullpen nearly coughed up the lead in 7-5 victory over the D-Backs

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT

    Australia Baseball Dodgers Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill couldn’t overcome his control issues and the Dodgers took advantage in the second and final game played at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia, winning 7-5. They fly back home having swept the D-Backs in the two-game overseas set. The Dodgers rallied for a two-out run in the first inning when…

  3. Josh Beckett exits spring start early with a sore thumb

    Mar 14, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett AP

    Josh Beckett apparently got his thumb caught in a door about two weeks ago. He tried to pitch through it in his start against the Cubs on Friday afternoon but he could only make it through three of his four scheduled innings, reports Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times. The Dodgers are calling it a…

  4. Dodgers name Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu as the starters for series in Australia

    Mar 9, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

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    As speculated last week by MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick … Don Mattingly announced today @ClaytonKersh22 and @HyunJinRyu99 will start in games one and two of the #OpeningSeries, respectively. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 9, 2014 Zack Greinke would have started the second game if not for a calf strain that he is still rehabbing. Kershaw…

  5. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Can the deep-pocketed Dodgers be stopped? After a midseason turnaround led to 92…

  6. 2014 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Feb 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Can the Braves follow up on a 96-win season and defend their NL East…

  7. Josh Beckett feels “great” after thoracic outlet surgery

    Feb 10, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett AP

    Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett had his season cut short last July due to thoracic outlet surgery, but he’s ready to reclaim his spot in the starting rotation this spring. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Beckett threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session today without any visible discomfort. Interestingly, he said that he felt numbness…

  8. Dodgers sign Paul Maholm to a $1.5 million Major League deal

    Feb 8, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Pittsburgh Pirates

    There was some speculation earlier that the Dodgers and Paul Maholm were close to a deal, and now it’s official. ESPN’s Jim Bowden reports that the Dodgers have signed the lefty to a one-year Major League deal worth $1.5 million. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports that Maholm can up to as much as…

  9. It looks like the Dodgers and Paul Maholm have a deal

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Paul Maholm Getty

    If these tweets from Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times are any indication, it looks like the Dodgers and free agent left-hander Paul Maholm have reached agreement on a contract: Locker for "Maholm" in #Dodgers clubhouse.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 08, 2014 Paul Maholm went in and out of the #Dodgers clubhouse. Evidently, he's…

  10. The Rangers have checked in with free agent Paul Maholm

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

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    Free agent lefty Paul Maholm has drawn a lot less interest than expected, perhaps due to a rough second half of the 2013 season. Maholm, now 31 years old, finished with a 4.41 ERA after back-to-back sub-3.70 ERA seasons with the Pirates in 2011 and the Cubs and Braves in 2012. One would think it…

  11. Orioles’ top priority is adding another starting pitcher

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    The Orioles are still unsettled at closer and could use another bat for the designated hitter spot, but Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports hears that adding another starting pitcher is the club’s “primary focus” at this time. As we have heard throughout the winter, veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett is at the top of their list.…

  12. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  13. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  14. Braves leave Dan Uggla, Paul Maholm, and Scott Downs off playoff roster

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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    As expected the Braves have left second baseman Dan Uggla off their NLDS roster, meaning they’d rather face the Dodgers without their highest-paid player. Uggla hit .179 this season and was completely helpless since returning from eye surgery, going 8-for-60 (.133) with 25 strikeouts. Along with Uggla the Braves also left off Paul Maholm, who…

  15. Carlos Gomez suspended, Brian McCann goes unpunished

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    MLB apparently felt that Carlos Gomez‘s postgame Twitter apology wasn’t enough following his incident with the Braves last night, so they’ve suspended the Brewers center fielder for tonight’s game against the Mets. Gomez homered off Paul Maholm–continuing what has been a longtime quasi-feud–and took his sweet time going around the bases. He then started yelling…

  16. Carlos Gomez homers, gets ejected, never touches home plate

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    The fireworks started early at the Brewers-Braves game in Atlanta on Wednesday, with a Carlos Gomez homer off Paul Maholm in the top of the first leading to a benches-clearing incident. Gomez and Maholm had a history, with Gomez batting .424 with two HBPs in 21 career plate appearances against the lefty. After his long…

  17. Brandon Beachy’s season is over

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Brandon Beachy

    All of us who are convinced that Matt Harvey should go get Tommy John surgery yesterday should probably remind ourselves that it’s not ALWAYS a routine thing. Take Brandon Beachy who hasn’t been able to get right this year: Beachy said today he’s not where he wants to be. Had played some catch earlier this…

  18. Paul Maholm scratched from next start with elbow injury

    Sep 11, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    Paul Maholm Getty

    Braves left-hander Paul Maholm has been scratched from his scheduled weekend start and will instead fly back to Atlanta to undergo an MRI exam on his elbow, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. David Hale will start in place of Maholm, who spent a month on the disabled list with a wrist injury and has…

  19. Evan Gattis hit the longest home run of the season against Cole Hamels

    Sep 8, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Evan Gattis was the Braves’ only source of offense this afternoon against Cole Hamels in the series finale in Philadelphia. The Braves scored two runs on two hits, both Gattis solo home runs — one in the second inning, and one in the seventh, giving him 18 on the season. The Phillies scored twice in…

  20. No structural damage found in Brandon Beachy’s elbow

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Brandon Beachy

    Some good news for the Braves: no structural damage was found in Brandon Beachy‘s elbow when he went to visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday. “He confirmed what I’ve been hoping,” Beachy told Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He just thought it was inflamed, a lot of fluid in there. The ligament is intact…

  21. Report: Braves claimed Kyle Lohse earlier this month

    Aug 24, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse

    It’s old news that right-hander Kyle Lohse was claimed on waivers and then pulled back without a trade, but it wasn’t known who tried to pluck him away from the Brewers. FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal revealed today that it was the Braves who made the claim. Lohse would have been pretty much the perfect replacement for…

  22. Brandon Beachy to see Dr. James Andrews

    Aug 22, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    Brandon Beachy

    As if the Braves hadn’t gotten enough bad news in the last day, Brandon Beachy, who returned from Tommy John surgery last month, will see Dr. James Andrews next week after experiencing a setback. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Beachy underwent an MRI on Wednesday, the results of which the Braves…

  23. Paul Maholm cleared for rehab assignment

    Aug 13, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

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    David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Braves left-hander Paul Maholm has been cleared to make his first minor league rehab start on Saturday with Low-A Rome. He’s expected to throw about 90 pitches over six innings and may be allowed to rejoin the Atlanta starting rotation immediately after if the outing goes smoothly.…

  24. Paul Maholm throws simulated game, nearing rehab assignment

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Paul Maholm Getty

    The first-place Braves haven’t missed Paul Maholm much since he landed on the disabled list last month with a bruised left wrist, but he’s on track to rejoin the starting rotation soon. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that Maholm made it through a simulated game this afternoon with no issues. The next step will be…

  25. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

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