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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 267
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / PHI

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Alfredo Simon has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.
Simon posted a brutal 9.36 ERA in 11 starts and four relief appearances last season with the Reds before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. It's doubtful we'll ever see the 36-year-old right-hander throw another pitch in a major league game, but crazier things have happened. Tue, Jun 6, 2017 12:46:00 PM

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Reds placed RHP Alfredo Simon on the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

Simon underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. He posted a 9.36 ERA in 11 starts and four relief appearances this summer with the Reds and will probably have to settle for a minor league contract this winter as a 35-year-old free agent.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Alfredo Simon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday.

Simon returned from a shoulder injury two weeks ago but evidently must have re-injured it in one of his two appearances. He should be OK entering spring training, but as a 35-year-old coming off shoulder surgery and a 9.36 ERA, his free agent appeal will be very limited.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 01:56:00 PM

Alfredo Simon has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a setback with his right shoulder.

Simon was activated two weeks ago after missing over a month with a shoulder issue, and he apparently aggravated it after a couple appearances. He's been sent back to Cincinnati to be re-evaluated. Simond will finish the season with a hideous 9.36 ERA and 2.05 WHIP across 15 appearances -- 11 starts. The 35-year-old will be a free agent this winter.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Reds activated RHP Alfredo Simon from the 15-day disabled list.

Simon has been out since mid-July with a right shoulder injury. He had a miserable 9.45 ERA over 11 starts and two relief appearances prior to the injury, so it's unclear what he really has to offer to the Reds at this point.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Alfredo Simon (shoulder) has been throwing on flat ground for over a week.

Simon has missed nearly a month of action with a shoulder issue. He's still got a ways to go before being activated and will likely return as a long reliever.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Reds placed RHP Alfredo Simon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 16, with a right shoulder injury.

Simon hadn't pitched in a week due to right shoulder soreness and the Reds finally decided Wednesday to get him some extended rest. Michael Lorenzen was activated from the 60-day DL in a corresponding move.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 03:00:00 PM

Alfredo Simon returned to Cincinnati on Tuesday for tests on his sore right scapula.

Simon hasn't pitched since June 15, when he threw two innings in an extra-innings loss to Atlanta. It sounds like he could be headed to the 15-day disabled list, with Michael Lorenzen probably returning from the 60-day disabled list Wednesday in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 08:57:00 PM

Alfredo Simon is having shoulder trouble.

Cincinnati is hopeful it won't require a disabled list stint, but there are some unknowns right now. Simon was moved to the bullpen last week and has a 9.45 ERA for the season. Maybe some extended rest would help.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Alfredo Simon has been moved to the Reds' bullpen.

Simon has been arguably the worst starter in baseball this season, posting a 9.11 ERA and 1.97 WHIP across 52 1/3 innings. He'll be replaced in the rotation by Daniel Wright. "I also knew that Alfredo really needed to go the bullpen and kind of get things ironed out," manager Bryan Price said. "Needed a starter and I think Dan's best suited right now with what we have here internally to make that start."
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Alfredo Simon gave up six earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Simon ran into big trouble right out of the gate, issuing walks to Matt Carpenter and Aledmys Diaz before serving up a three-run blast to Matt Adams. Carpenter added an RBI single in the second and then Brandon Moss slugged one of his two homers in the fifth. Simon has a 9.11 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in 52 1/3 innings this season.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Alfredo Simon surrendered three home runs over seven innings in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Simon struck out six and walked three on the evening. All four runs on his line came via the home run. Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado burned him for solo homers in the fourth inning and Trevor Story clocked a two-run dinger in the seventh to polish off the mini-derby. The veteran right-hander will carry an ungainly 8.94 ERA and 1.92 WHIP (47 1/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a home jaunt against the Cardinals.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 03:19:00 AM

Alfredo Simon was ejected from Saturday's game after hitting Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson with a pitch in the fifth inning.

Reds batted Eugenio Suarez had been hit earlier in the game, but it was surely Simon being hit by an Anderson pitch an inning prior that prompted Simon to seek some revenge. Simon had allowed three runs -- two earned -- over four innings before being tossed. The right-hander somehow continues to start despite owning a 9.60 ERA and 2.06 WHIP through 10 appearances. Things won't get any easier Thursday when the Reds visit the Rockies.
Sat, May 28, 2016 09:46:00 PM

Alfredo Simon was ineffective in Sunday's loss to the Mariners, allowing five runs on nine hits over five innings.

Simon has now surrendered 15 runs over his last 9 1/3 innings. For the season, the veteran right-hander holds an unsightly 10.16 ERA and 2.15 WHIP through 36 1/3 innings. Perhaps the most terrifying aspect of all of this is that Sunday's five-run debacle actually pushed his earned-run mark down. He entered the game with a 10.34 ERA. A road start against the Brewers shows next on his schedule, but you have to wonder how much longer a rope the Reds will be giving him.
Sun, May 22, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Alfredo Simon was hammered for 10 earned runs in just 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Indians.

Simon gave up a whopping 14 hits -- the large majority of them singles -- as the Reds were embarrassed in a 13-1 blowout. This is the first time since 1997 the Reds have allowed 13 runs or more in back-to-back games (they gave up 15 runs to the Indians on Monday night). Simon has a release-me-now 10.34 ERA in 31 1/3 innings this season.
Tue, May 17, 2016 09:34:00 PM

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