Simon arrives in Florida; will work out at Orioles' minor-league complex soon
An Orioles source confirmed tonight that pitcher Alfredo Simon arrived in Tampa on Saturday afternoon and will work out at the team’s minor-league complex within the next few days.
Simon, who was detained in his native Dominican Republic since January as a suspect in the shooting death of his cousin in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, is currently on the inactive list and is not part of the 40-man roster.
It is unclear at this time whether his involvement in the incident officially has been resolved, but the fact he received his visa and traveled out of the country is an encouraging sign for the 29-year-old reliever.
The Orioles have not made an official comment on Simon and the fatal shooting, preferring to wait until the matter is resolved legally.
Phil Isaac, Simon’s U.S.-based agent, would not comment further, except to confirm that Simon is out of the Dominican and in Florida.