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July 18, 2011

Simon leaving Dominican, back in Baltimore by Tuesday

Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon is done with his hearing in the Dominican Republic and is heading back to the United States, according to a source that has spoken with Simon.

The pitcher, who was placed on the restricted list Sunday night so he could return to his homeland and deal with legal matters, is expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Whether he will be back in uniform Tuesday has not been determined, but that is possible.

Simon has been the lead suspect in the fatal New Year’s Day shooting of his cousin and spent nearly two months in a Dominican prison but was never charged with a crime.

He still has not been charged, the source said. But he also has not been completely cleared in the matter.

It’s possible he will have to go back to the Dominican for another hearing in the future, but the source said it was “highly unlikely” that would occur before the Orioles’ season ends.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 6:50 PM | | Comments (5)


The witness didn't show up for today's hearing, so its been postponed until Oct 18th.

It's a see of red as red sox nation have completely taken over Camden yards.

It's not even embarrassing anymore. It's just the Oriole Way

I don't know, enuf, looks like a lot of orange down there to me.

BTW, the "see" you want is "sea". Just so you know.

I hope that Oct 18 hearing doesn't interfere with the Orioles post-season roster.

There was a lot of orange also but who cares, if the Soxs fans want to support our team and city with their money, I say let them. Same goes for the Yankee fans or any other opponent.

It's not like the locals are being deprived the seats. The only way Sox and Yankee fans can get seats at the park is because the local fans aren't using them.

Can't have this both ways. If the local fans leave the seats vacant, no matter what justificaton is used, there is no room to complain when the fans of the opposition plops down their greenbacks and puts their tails in those vacant seats!

As both a Maryland State and Baltimore City tax payer and property owner, I thank them for their financial support of my city, state and team.

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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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