Bucs: Paul Maholm Signs With Cubs

By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Pirates starting pitcher Paul Maholm signed with the Chicago Cubs Tuesday.

Maholm with receive $4.25 million in 2012 with an option for 2013 and a $500,000 buyout.

Maholm, as most athletes do nowadays, took to Twitter to vent his thoughts on the signing. He thanked Pirates fans and then expressed his excitement to become a Cub.

“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,” Maholm tweeted.

“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 is 6-2 in his career playing at Wrigley Field. He was a large part of the Pirates’ surprisingly strong rotation in 2011 with a 3.66 ERA in 26 starts.

Chris Gates | Bucs Blog

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