Cubs Sign Pitcher Paul Maholm

CHICAGO (CBS) — Veteran Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Maholm has signed a one-year contract with the Cubs, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal includes a club option for 2013.

Maholm actually broke the news of the deal himself Monday on Twitter:

“Just wanna say thank u to everyone that has cheered for me during my career as a Pirate. I loved my last six plus years in the city.

“I hope to get to continue some things when I visit during the year and start some great things as I start my Cubs career. #GodBless

“Looking forward to seeing the fans at Cubs convention this weekend and getting to know all the guys. It’s gonna be fun.”

Maholm also tweeted a picture the sign for a Harry Caray’s restaurant, which 670 The Score’s Adam Harris says appears to be from a Chicago airport.

The Chicago Tribune reports the deal is worth $4.25 million in 2012 and includes a $500,000 buyout.

As of Tuesday morning, Wikipedia had already updated its entry on Maholm to call him a Cub.

The Tribune says the signing of left-hander Maholm provides insurance in the event that Matt Garza is traded.

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  • Joe in Missouri

    The dollar is about to tank, the war mongers are going to start WWIIII and the sheeple still focus on freaking games! Some people will never grow up.

    • Cameltoe Rancher


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