5 years ago

Braves exercised LHP Paul Maholm's $6.5 million club option for 2013.

Maholm, 30, posted a solid 3.67 ERA over 189 innings this season between the Cubs and Braves while averaging a career-best 6.7 K/9. Now that the option has been picked up, the Braves project to have Maholm, Tim Hudson, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Tommy Hanson, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado in the mix for rotation spots. The Braves could use their starting pitcher surplus to upgrade in other areas of need, such as center field and third base.