Reds scratch Dontrelle Willis (back spasms), plan to start Matt Maloney


Here's a quick scouting report: 6.88 ERA, 6.19 FIP in 17 innings for the Reds this season, 2.99 ERA, 3.85 FIP in 14 games for AAA Louisville. Last pitched on September 10, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits over two relief innings. Hasn't started a major league game since April 22. Throws a hugh-80's fastball, a lot of changeups and more than 10% sliders and curves. The changeup is his only plus pitch. Made two scoreless relief appearances against the Brewers last season.