Maholm, who will be 33 in June, was 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA as a swing man for the Dodgers in 2014, with 34 strikeouts and 28 walks in 70⅔ innings. He started eight games and pitched in relief in 22 more contests, though his season was cut short in early August with surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.
Of all the Dodgers free agents this winter, so far the only two to sign a major league contract or 2015 are Hanley Ramirez (four years, $88 million in Boston) and Chad Billingsley (one year, $1.5 million plus incentives in Philadelphia). Kevin Correia, Roberto Hernandez, Chris Perez and Brian Wilson remain unsigned.
Compared to 2014, Maholm signed relatively early this year. The Dodgers signed the left-hander to a major league contract on Feb. 8 last year, the day pitchers and catchers reported to major league camp.