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The Reds claim Alfredo Simon off waivers

Apr 3, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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Alfredo Simon had a bad spring and, after dealing with major legal issues in the Dominican Republic last year, had a bad 2010. Which is why the Orioles put him on waivers the other day.  But he also throws mid-90s heat, which is why you knew someone was going to claim him.

That someone was Walk Jocketty, so the Reds have him. He’ll work from the pen, presumably.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    I dislike one more douchebag in MLB, but I do like Walt actually doing things, despite him being a division rival. Cincinatti feels like a sleeping giant.

  2. rockthered1286 - Apr 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Simon didn’t even have a decent ST this year. 7.00 ERA through 9 innings in Grapefruit League. So there’s that. Enjoy Reds.

  3. bleedpurplenblack - Apr 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Folks, the ORIOLES waived him. Don’t expect much from Simon.

    ..well, besides a high ERA and loss total.

  4. bmorelikeme - Apr 4, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Yes he can throw mid 90’s heat, but he’s not really sure where it’s going to end up. I loved his potential, but was always frustrated by his performance. Good luck to him in Cincy though.

  5. johnnyb1976 - Apr 4, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    I dont know much about this guy, but what I do know is that it will be tough for him to crack the major leauge roster.

  6. cintiphil - Apr 4, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I hate to say it but this just shows that the Reds are not satisfied with their current crop in the BP. Too bad they lost the one guy they thought they could depend on. Now it seems that they will try alomost anything to catch up. If the Orioles can’t use him, how good can he be?

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