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Alfredo Simon is going to trial

May 17, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

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Orioles’ pitcher Alfredo Simon had been released from prison and allowed to come to the United States to pitch, but he’s not out of the woods in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting death of Michael Castillo. To the contrary: he’s going to trial.

That was the determination at a preliminary hearing today.  No trial date was set, though the article suggests that it usually takes about two months between the sort of hearing that occurred today and trial.  In the meantime, Simon is free to come back to the U.S. where he will continue starting for the Orioles’ AA affiliate.

  1. rebarratige - May 17, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Career ERA+: 77
    Career WHIP: 1.515
    Career Indictments For Involuntary Manslaughter: 1
    Status: Employed

    Says a lot about the state of the Birds.

    • andrewf16 - May 17, 2011 at 2:58 PM

      ^ Because you’re certain no other team would keep him on their roster?

      • rebarratige - May 17, 2011 at 3:28 PM

        Nah. It was more of a gratuitous shot at the Orioles.

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