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February 18, 2011

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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Posted by Peter Schmuck at 7:49 AM | | Comments (2)


just in time to make room for Guerrero!

good Alfredo...hope everything works out for you.

Wish Alfredo nothing but the best!


Schmuck needs to beat it out of Baltimore....For him to be blogging about non-sense "Vladimir looks subdued". For 1, Guerrero doesn't seem to speak english, 2, the market wasn't there for him this offseason. Last but not least, it's been almost 15 years for the Orioles organization in NOT having a winning season. I have nothing bad to say about Peter Schmuck, other than he is more horrible than Woody Paige of the Denver Post. So for all of you Orioles fans, please don't read Pete's columns, if you truly love the Orioles, and believe they will be better, you will tune this stuff out...It's about time the Baltimore Sun got some real columnists!

Oh yeah. By the way, GO ORIOLES! Let's do something this year!

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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.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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