Simon placed on restricted list
Pitcher Alfredo Simon was officially placed on Major League Baseball's restricted list today to make room for Vladimir Guerrero whose signing became official this morning.
Simon, who went 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA and 17 saves in 49 appearances in 2010, remains in a Dominican Republic jail as the prime suspect in a fatal shooting incident on New Year's Day in the Dominican Republic.
The restricted list is for players unable to perform baseball duties for reasons other than injury.
While on the restricted list, a player does not get paid and does not accrue service time.
The move was expected as it had become clear that Simon, who has been denied bail, wasn't going to be able to be in Sarasota by Feb. 26, which is major league baseball's mandatory reporting date.
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