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Cubs Agree to 1-year Deal with LHP Paul Maholm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm, adding depth to their starting rotation.

The deal announced Tuesday includes a club option for 2013.

The 29-year-old Maholm was limited by a left shoulder strain last season with Pittsburgh and made 26 starts, going 6-14 despite a 3.66 ERA. He was 53-73 over seven seasons with the Pirates.

In Chicago, he figures to fill a spot in the rotation behind Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster, assuming Garza isn't dealt. The Cubs have been listening to offers for him but would like top prospects.

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