Reds sign Paul Maholm to minor league deal


Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Reds have agreed to a contract with 32-year-old left-hander Paul Maholm. C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer confirms the news, adding that it’s a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Maholm posted a rough 4.84 ERA (72 ERA+) and 1.56 WHIP in 70 2/3 innings (eight starts, 22 relief appearances) last season for the Dodgers. He needed surgery in August for a torn right ACL and might not be 100 percent healthy by the beginning of the 2015 campaign. Once he does get his health back, Maholm will become an option for the Reds’ bullpen and a potential emergency starter.

Diamondbacks extend Torey Lovullo’s contract through 2024 season

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PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.

The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.

Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.

Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.

The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.