Regardless of where he ends up by the time spring training rolls around, Maholm, the club's first-round pick in 2003, will have a legacy secured with the Pirates as the franchise's all-time winningest home pitcher in the first decade of PNC Park.â†µ
The Pirates have a $9.75 million option on Maholm for the 2012 season, minus a $750,000 buyout. If he's healthy, it might be a good idea for the Pirates to pick it up, since they'll need help in their rotation. That doesn't mean they'll actually do it, though.â†µ
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