Dodgers' Maholm suffers season ending ACL tear

Dodgers' Maholm suffers season ending ACL tear
August 3, 2014, 5:45 pm
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Dodgers' left-hander Paul Maholm is 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA in eight games started in the 2014 season. (AP IMAGES)

LOS ANGELES — Left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee, which will sideline him for the rest of the season.

Maholm, 32, was injured during the seventh inning of Friday night's 8-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He ran to cover first base after Scott Van Slyke made a diving stop on Arismendy Alcantata's grounder behind the bag, then took the throw and hit the front of the bag with his right foot before tumbling over.

The 10-year veteran, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Dodgers in February, is 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA in 30 appearances — including eight starts.

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