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Fifth spot in Dodgers' rotation uncertain after Paul Maholm hit hard
Fifth spot in Dodgers' rotation uncertain after Paul Maholm hit hard

Quick, somebody find Stephen Fife! That fifth spot in the Dodgers’ rotation is currently looking a tad shaky. Chad Billingsley is coming off Tommy John elbow surgery and not expected back until sometime in May, and Josh Beckett is coming off surgery to remove a rib, was hit hard in his last outing and will try to pitch Friday with a sprained thumb. And now veteran left-hander Paul Maholm suffered through his first rough outing in the Dodgers’ 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Maholm, who had looked strong in his first two exhibition starts, went only 2 2/3 innings against the Reds, giving up six runs on six hits, including a...

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