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Dodgers sign pitcher Paul Maholm

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PHOENIX -- The Dodgers appear to be close to a deal with veteran left-hander Paul Maholm.

[UPDATED, 4:06 p.m.: The Dodgers announced they have signed Maholm to a one-year, major-league contract.]

Maholm was among the Dodgers pitchers and catchers to undergo physical examinations Saturday at the team’s spring training complex. Maholm declined to speak to reporters and the Dodgers wouldn’t confirm they have a deal with him.

The contract figures to be a minor-league deal.

Maholm, 31, was 10-11 with a 4.41 earned-run average in 26 starts for the Atlanta Braves last season.

Maholm had his best season in 2012, when he was 13-11 with a 3.67 ERA with the Chicago Cubs and Braves.

Maholm is 76-95 with a 4.28 ERA over nine major league seasons.

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