Harang sidelined by back spasms

Updated: July 6, 2010, 7:02 PM ET
Associated Press

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NEW YORK -- The Cincinnati Reds have put right-hander Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list and promoted lefty Matt Maloney to start against the New York Mets.

Harang is out with lower back spasms. He was scratched from his start Monday night in New York and, after a chiropractor worked on him, the Reds decided to put him on the DL on Tuesday, retroactive to July 1.

Harang is 6-7 with a 5.02 ERA in 17 starts.

Maloney, who went 2-4 with Cincinnati last year, was recalled from Triple-A Louisville. He was 6-5 with a 3.50 ERA this season in the minors. He was set to start Tuesday night at Citi Field.


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