Paul Maholm (LHP) has agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. First reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Maholm is 32 and played for Mississippi State University, which he has in common with Jeff Brantley. Maholm came up with the Pirates and pitched for them through 2011. He’s pitched for the Cubs, Braves and most recently the Dodgers since then.

Maholm made 30 appearances for the Dodgers in 2014 including 8 starts. His ERA was 4.84, FIP was 4.96 and xFIP was 4.57. His strikeout rate was 10.9 and walk rate was 9.0 so his K-BB% was a pretty tiny 1.9%

Maholm had knee surgery to repair an ACL in August and says his recovery is going well. He reportedly has had a normal offseason since December.

Quick reaction: From an organizational depth standpoint, this is a good signing. Better than Jason Marquis.

[Does Maholm play outfield? Asking for a general manager.]