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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 (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. Jul 17 - 10:10 AM

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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.
Jun 22 - 3:00 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.
Jun 21 - 8:57 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.
Jun 18 - 7:55 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."
Jun 12 - 9:05 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.
Jun 8 - 10:33 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.
Jun 3 - 3:19 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.
May 28 - 9:46 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.
May 22 - 5:06 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.
May 17 - 9:34 PM

Alfredo Simon took home a no-decision after six innings of work, despite serving up a trio of homers in Wednesday's outing against the Pirates.

Simon was the ultimate true-outcome pitcher on Wednesday. Three homers, three strikeouts, and two walks. His BABIP for the evening was an even .000, which is tough to do outside of a no-hitter. The veteran right-hander now owns a 8.67 ERA in 27 innings. He's a non-factor in fantasy leagues right now and should be left on the waiver wire.
May 11 - 11:37 PM

Tuesday's game between the Reds and Pirates has been postponed due to rain in Cincinnati.

There's a huge storm headed for the area right around Great American Ball Park and it was probably going to take several hours to pass. This one really could have been called in the afternoon. Alfredo Simon was due to pitch for the host Reds and Juan Nicasio was supposed to be on the bump for the visiting Bucs. They'll now face off Wednesday instead.
May 10 - 8:12 PM

Alfredo Simon allowed three runs over 7 2/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

The win was the first of the year for Simon. He had his sinker working in this one, recording 16 ground ball outs to just two in the air. He also struck out five. It was something to build on for the 34-year-old, who still owns a 9.86 ERA and 2.19 WHIP through Thursday's start. He'll look to make it two in a row Tuesday against the Pirates.
May 5 - 11:29 PM

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

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

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