Pirates starter Paul Maholm (6-14, 3.66 ERA) has been placed on the 15-Day DL for the first time in his career. Maholm can come off the DL on September 1st. Maholm has done little after the All-Star Break to warrant the Pirates even considering to pick up his $9.75 million option for 2012. After being pulled in the 5th inning after 83 pitches, Maholm has fallen to 0-5 with a 5.75 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break.