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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Detroit Tigers
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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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. Jan 24 - 12:18 PM
Source: Boston Globe

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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

Alfredo Simon picked up his 13th win of the season Tuesday, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Twins.

Simon gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out four in the victory. Simon has been all over the map in the season's second half after a strong start to the year, and he now owns a 4.91 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 28 starts overall. The righty will try to improve on those numbers Monday against the White Sox.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:20:00 AM

Alfredo Simon surrendered five runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings versus the Indians on Thursday.

Simon shut out the Indians for seven innings last time out, but then, Simon hasn't had an average outing in months. In his last 18 starts, he's allowed at least four runs 14 times and one or no runs four times. He hasn't finished a start allowing two or three runs since way back in May. Overall, he's 12-9 with a 4.94 ERA.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Alfredo Simon blanked the Indians in Saturday's win, spinning seven shutout innings.

Simon surrendered just two hits while striking out five and walking four. The walks obviously aren't wanted, but because he limited the hits, the free passes never came back to bite him. While he was stellar on Saturday, this start stands as an anomaly to his 4.86 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. He'll try to string together another decent outing when he faces these same Indians in his next start.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:41:00 PM

Alfredo Simon was torched for six runs on six hits -- including four home runs -- over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Simon never had a chance, serving up a couple dingers in the first, another one in the second and a final one in the fourth. The Blue Jays are creaming everyone these days, but this outing was a continuation of a rotten stretch for Simon, who has allowed at least four runs in 11 of his last 13 starts. He'll get the Indians next.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Alfredo Simon took his eighth loss of the season on Tuesday versus the Angels after surrendering eight runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Simon was coming off of a one-hit shutout against the Rangers and things couldn't have gone any differently for him on Tuesday. The Angels jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, then tacked on two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Simon uncorked three wild pitches, walked four, allowed nine hits, and struck out two. The inconsistent right-hander sports an ugly 4.89 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and a 93/53 K/BB ratio over 141 2/3 innings. Simon will have his hands full the next time he takes the mound, as he'll face the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Alfredo Simon pitched a one-hitter Thursday against the Rangers to win for the 11th time this season.

Not only was it Simon's first shutout in 74 career starts, but it was his first complete game. Rougned Odor's fifth-inning double was the lone knock. Simon might have lost his rotation spot earlier this month had the Tigers rotation been in better shape, but that couldn't even be considered with the way things have gone of late. He lowered his ERA from 4.84 to 4.52 tonight.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Alfredo Simon struggled in Friday's loss to the Astros, giving up four runs on six hits over his five-plus innings of work.

Simon also issued four free passes while striking out just two on the night. All of the damage against him came in the fifth and sixth innings, with a two-run single off the bat of Jed Lowrie looming as the difference maker. Simon will look to improve upon a disappointing 4.84 ERA and 1.46 WHIP when he takes on the Rangers at home on Thursday.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Alfredo Simon labored at times in earning a no-decision against the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing six runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Simon allowed solitary runs in the second, third and sixth innings before being driven from the game by a Red Sox rally in the seventh. He struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. Through 123 1/3 innings, the veteran right-hander holds a 4.74 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. He had been nursing a groin injury suffered on July 25, but unless the team indicates otherwise, he'll face the Astros in his next start.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 10:47:00 PM

Alfredo Simon's next scheduled start will be pushed back to Saturday due to a lingering groin injury.

Simon first tweaked the groin in his July 25 outing and it nagged at him during his start this past Thursday. He told Tigers manager Brad Ausmus he could pitch through it, but the skipper wants to be careful. "I'm concerned about it," Ausmus said. "And I don't get concerned about many things. Just because he felt good in his bullpen before his last start and then didn't look real good, so we'll give him these extra days. ... Obviously, if we have to adjust, we will."
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 10:35:00 AM