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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 267
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Alfredo Simon lasted only four innings in Saturday's loss to the Pirates, allowing six hits and walking four.
Simon needed 98 pitches to get through his four innings. Simon has now failed to last five innings in three of his four starts this year, and he went only five in the other. Not surprisingly, the 34-year-old has a 13.50 ERA and 2.85 WHIP on the year. The Reds aren't going anywhere this season, but they might be better served to give a young pitcher a chance to see what he can do instead of running Simon out there every fifth day. Apr 30 - 10:39 PM

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Alfredo Simon (biceps) had nothing in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, yielding eight runs on nine hits over just 2 2/3 innings.

Simon was scratched from his last start due to a bout of biceps tendinitis. Whether that played into Sunday's abysmal result is not known at this point, but regardless, it was a cringe-worthy outing. The Cubs machine was relentless through the first three innings, striking for a trio of runs in the first inning, two more in the second and a final three in the third to mercifully end Simon's depressing afternoon. The veteran right-hander now holds a ghastly 16.39 ERA and 2.89 WHIP across 8 1/3 innings (three starts). He has surrendered at least five runs in two of his three starts. Should he be able to make his next start, it would come on the road against the Pirates.
Apr 24 - 4:22 PM

Alfredo Simon (biceps) played catch on Thursday.

Simon had to be scratched from a start earlier this week due to biceps tendinitis, but he's feeling better. He's tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday versus the Cubs, although that's not set in stone. "That would give him plenty of time to do a test drive with his arm and make sure his shoulder is feeling OK before we commit to having him start that game," Reds manager Bryan Price said. Robert Stephenson could fill in again if Simon is deemed not ready for Sunday.
Apr 22 - 9:19 AM

Alfredo Simon has been scratched from Tuesday's start against the Rockies due to right biceps tendinitis.

The Reds expect him to miss just one turn in the rotation. Robert Stephenson will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start in his place Tuesday.
Apr 19 - 11:51 AM

Alfredo Simon was pounded for five runs in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday by the Cubs.

Simon walked three in a row at one point, and he was finally taken out after giving up a single to John Lackey in the ninth spot in the order. He'll stick in the rotation after this, but he's not to be touched in fantasy leagues.
Apr 13 - 11:33 PM

Alfredo Simon gave up two runs (one earned) over five innings Friday against the Pirates, but didn’t factor into the decision.

Simon was very solid, striking out five batters while walking a pair. He left in line for the win, but the bullpen coughed up the lead in the eighth inning. Simon posted an ugly 5.05 ERA over 31 starts last season with the Tigers and will mostly be asked to eat some innings in a young rotation during his second act in Cincinnati. He’s not a recommended fantasy option.
Apr 8 - 10:47 PM

Alfredo Simon threw 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Reds' win over the Dodgers.

Simon was also sharp last Tuesday in his spring debut, firing three perfect innings against the Cubs. He yielded only two hits and one walk in his 4 2/3 innings of work on Sunday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. The veteran right-hander signed a one-year, $2.5 million free agent contract with Cincinnati just nine days ago, but he already looks ready for the beginning of the 2016 regular season.
Mar 27 - 7:27 PM

Alfredo Simon tossed three perfect innings in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Cubs.

Simon struck out three of the nine batters he faced in a dominant spring debut. He signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract late last week with the Reds after spending nearly five full months on the free agent market. The veteran right-hander could have some matchup-to-matchup fantasy value in 2016, but he's not someone worth messing with on draft day.
Mar 22 - 7:03 PM

Reds signed RHP Alfredo Simon to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Simon didn't garner much interest in free agency after struggling through a knee injury for most of last season. Some of Simon's best years have come in Cincinnati, where he pitched from 2012-14. The 34-year-old agreed to a major league deal and will compete for one of the Reds' last rotation spots.
Mar 17 - 12:13 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Astros have some interest in Alfredo Simon.

Cafardo notes that Houston is "looking for a bargain at this stage," and Simon probably falls into that category. The big right-hander put up a 5.05 ERA in 187 innings with the Tigers in 2015, although he admitted after the year that he pitched through a knee injury all season. Simon makes sense for a team looking for a possible swingman.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 24 - 12:18 PM

According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Marlins are looking at free agent Alfredo Simon.

Simon pitched through a left knee injury for much of 2015 and wound up registering an ugly 5.05 ERA in 187 innings with the Tigers. He had a shiny 3.16 ERA in 345 innings with the Reds between 2012-2014. Doug Fister is another target for Miami, but Heyman says his asking price is a little too steep at the moment. Kyle Lohse is also in consideration for the Marlins. He should come relatively cheap.
Jan 21 - 10:57 AM

Chris Iott of reports that Alfredo Simon pitched through a left knee injury the entirety of the 2015 season.

He underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection on Saturday on the injured knee. While that can partially be blamed for his poor results in 2015, it isn't suddenly going to make him a hot commodity on the open market heading into 2016. While he has stated his desire to remain with the Tigers, he's probably best suited for a return to a bullpen role.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Alfredo Simon finished the season strong in a losing effort against the White Sox on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over eight innings.

Simon walked one and struck out one in the contest. The Tigers starting pitching was a major downfall to their 2015 season, and Simon was one of the major contributors to that disappointment. He finishes the season 13-12 with a bloated 5.05 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 117/68 K/BB ratio over 187 innings.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Alfredo Simon pitched deep into the Detroit night in Saturday's loss to the Twins, allowing four runs on eight hits over eight innings.

The Twins notched solitary runs against Simon in the first and third innings, then tacked on two more in the seventh. Those latter two runs snapped a 2-2 tie and prevented the 34-year-old right-hander from a shot at the win. For the season, it's mostly been a struggle for Simon, who now maintains a tough 5.18 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. A road start against the White Sox next time out will be his final chance for redemption before the Tigers enter their long, dark winter of an off-season.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Alfredo Simon was taken to the cleaners in Sunday's loss to the Royals, surrendering eight runs on 13 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

The second half has not been kind to Simon. Sunday's start is his fifth in nine starts since the start of August in which he has allowed five-plus runs. Three of the 13 hits were homers, including two of the three Kendrys Morales hit on the afternoon. Simon also walked three while striking out three. He holds a disappointing 5.21 ERA with a 1.49 WHIP and a 112/66 K/BB ratio over 171 innings. He'll try to turn things around in a home start against the Twins.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 04:37:00 PM

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