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Alfredo Simon, facing trial, expected to join O’s on Sunday

May 18, 2011, 10:19 PM EDT

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Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon is still facing manslaughter charges in the New Year’s Eve shooting death of Michel Esteban Castillo back in the Dominican Republic and could face up to two years in prison if convicted guilty.

The Orioles are going to take advantage of his freedom while he’s still got it.

From Avi Zaleon and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com comes word that Simon will be activated from the restricted list on Sunday and will serve as a long reliever until he’s called to trial in about two months.

Simon has been stretched out for the past couple of weeks in the Orioles’ minor league system and could also make spot starts if necessary.

The 30-year-old right-hander has posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 17/5 K/BB ratio across 16 innings since joining up with Double-A Bowie last month. He has a 5.64 career ERA in the major leagues.

  1. Old Gator - May 19, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    In the offseason, Alfredo is a second degree manslaughterer….

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