Paul Maholm placed on DL

The Pirates placed starter Paul Maholm on the 15 day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. It marks the first time in his career he will have a DL stint.

Maholm is 6-14 with a 3.66 ERA on the season and is 0-5 with a 5.75 ERA since the All-Star break.

The Pirates have yet to make a corresponding move but one would assume that a strong possibility is Ross Ohlendorf being recalled to take Maholm’s rotation spot.