By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Players never like to go visit Dr. James Andrews but that’s exactly what Paul Maholm is scheduled to do.

Maholm will get a second opinion on his ailing left shoulder from Andrews on Monday.

The Pirates placed the lefty on the disabled list Friday due to a left shoulder strain.

This is the first time that Maholm has spent time on the disabled list.

It will be interesting for both Maholm and the Pirates to see what Andrew’s diagnosis is because of the long-term impact.

The team will have to decide whether or not to pick up Maholm’s $9.75 million 2012 option.

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