Paul Maholm

Reds release left-hander Paul Maholm

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Two weeks ago the Reds announced that they’d chosen right-handers Jason Marquis and Raisel Iglesias over left-hander Paul Maholm for the final two spots in the rotation and now they’ve released Maholm.

It’s not a great sign for Maholm that he couldn’t beat out the 36-year-old Marquis for a spot, but he pitched reasonably well this spring after posting a 4.71 ERA in 71 innings for the Dodgers last season.

Maholm has indicated that he wants to continue starting, which likely sealed his fate in Cincinnati and limits his options going forward. If healthy he could probably help some teams as a fourth or fifth starter.