Let's hope, for Maholm's sake, that the shoulder strain is nothing too serious, and he can come back before the end of the season. This is the first time he's ever gone on the DL, and to land there right before he might hit free agency (depending on whether the Pirates pick up his option) is awful timing indeed. Anyway, Ross Ohlendorf is already supposed to pitch in the Pirates' Monday doubleheader, so the Pirates will also need someone else on Tuesday. Brian Burres or Brad Lincoln would be my guess, although Jeff Locke would be a lot more interesting. He's already on the 40-man roster.