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.