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April 27, 2010

Simon officially promoted from Triple-A Norfolk

As it was reported Monday by Jeff Zrebiec, the Orioles promoted Alfredo Simon from Triple-A Norfolk today.

In order to make room on the roster, the Orioles optioned right-handed pitcher Kam Mickolio to the Tides.

To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, minor league left-hander Wilfrido Perez was designated for assignment.

Simon is 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA in four games, including three starts, for Norfolk.

The 28-year-old right-hander appeared in six games over the past two seasons for the Orioles.

Simon was 0-1 with a 9.95 ERA in two starts before ligament-reconstruction surgery on his pitching elbow forced him to miss the rest of the 2009 season.

He posted a 6.23 ERA in four appearances with the Orioles in 2008.

Posted by Baltimore Sun sports at 3:14 PM | | Comments (6)


Hey, any comment on Wilfrido Perez, who just happens to be a dominant reliever the last several years and working his way up through the minors? Chances are he gets picked up by another team.

Looks like we're all set now to sweep the Yankees.

I am certainly relieved Albers is still on the big team. NOT!

Uh....this would come under the category of "Big Deal."....
Another nobody pitcher called up to a nothing team....blah, blah, blah.

Called up Simon, check, sent down Mickolio, check, cleared room on 40 man roster by releasing Albers, check, not! WTF. They put Perez, a young lefthander with legitimate ML reliever potential out there for others to pick up and keep Albers in the process. Now I get it! McPhail has alzheimers and thought he was getting rid of Rosie Perez.

Albers will be gone when Uehara comes back. Hopefully. Maybe? Please! It is a little puzzling why he hasn't been DFA'd yet though. He'll probably be given the chance to blow a game against the Yankees this week and Boston this weekend and then we can think about getting rid of him finally.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

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