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April 2, 2011

Simon expected in Florida

Phil Isaac, the agent for pitcher Alfredo Simon, said today that the reliever will arrive in Florida this afternoon. An Orioles' official with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Simon is expected to be in the United States shortly, though he offered no further details.

The right-handed reliever is currently on Major League Baseball's restricted list. He was recently released from a Dominican Republic prison on bail as he awaited word on whether he'll be charged for a New Year's Day shooting that killed one man and injured another.

Simon hasn't been totally absolved for the incident. However, he has been able to secure a Visa which allowed him to travel to the United States.

Simon was granted bail by an appeals court in the Dominican Republic on March 3. He had been incarcerated since January 3.

It's far too early to speculate about his availability, but he'll obviously begain a throwing program here and begin preparing for the 2011 season.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 1:54 PM | | Comments (8)
        

Comments

Can't hurt to have another reliever available in 30 days in the event of the unforseen.

Can't discount the fact that Alfredo had 17 saves last season for O's!

I guess they found the 'real killer' in this. Simon really isn't that good to worry about. He walks to many hitters.

We'll see.

Hope he and Luke are friends. Two guns in one club house is, at least, one too many .

Amazing that he can get a VISA....

Wonderful news. Alfredo needs to get his work in an orderly way. The Orioles need another starter in my opinion.
Let Simon resume where he started in 2009 before his surgey. Get him to Norfolk by May 15. Instead of Tillman and/or Brittain to lead the staff, Simon can get himself ready there.

you can be sure somebody got paid for that visa..as dangerous as the DR is reputed to be..a gun is very important to anyone with something somebody else would steal

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