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31 Alfredo Simon SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/267 | Birthdate: 5/8/1981 | Birthplace: Santiago, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $890,000 | Owned/Started%: 89/66 | Average Draft Position: 239.55
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Tigers will start Kyle Ryan in place of Alfredo Simon on Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) With Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon on the bereavement list to deal with his ailing father, manager Brad Ausmus said the team will turn to Kyle Ryan to start Wednesday's game at Oakland, reports the Detroit Free Press. Ryan must still travel to Oakland in order to play in the game.

Ryan went 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA over six games last season for the Tigers.


Tigers SP Alfredo Simon earns fifth win of season Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings of work to earn his fifth win of season during Friday's 6-2 win over the Astros.

"I just feel really comfortable here," Simon said, per MLB.com. "That's a park for pitching. Every time where I go behind the count, I can throw fastballs. It's a big park, and if they hit a fly ball, it's not easy to hit a home run here."

Simon struck out five batters and walked one during the outing. Both of the runs came in the third inning when Jason Castro scored on a throwing error and Luis Valbuena scored on a single.

Simon (5-2) has not surrendered more than three runs in four-consecutive starts. His ERA now stands at 2.67. His next scheduled start is set for Wednesday at Oakland.


Starter Alfredo Simon the hard-luck loser for Tigers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) For the second straight contest, Tigers starter Alfredo Simon found himself locked in a 2-1 battle, only Sunday, he was on the wrong end of the ledger, as Detroit dropped a hard-fought contest to the Cardinals. 

Simon went seven innings, scattering seven hits while giving up two runs. His biggest mistake was a sixth-inning home run to Kolten Wong. Simon remained inconsistent, striking out four, while also walking four batters. 

"He does the same thing every time," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "He mixes up his pitches, he uses his split effectively, he keeps the hitters off balance, and if he's down with those pitches, he seems to do well on a regular basis."

After starting the season winning his first four starts, Simon has two losses and two no-decisions in his last four outings. 


Tigers P Alfredo Simon strikes out 6 in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and earned a no-decision in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Twins. 

Simon gave up a run in the eighth inning, which tied the game up at 1-1. This prevented him from earning a win. The game went into 10 innings with Angel Nesbitt getting the win. 

This was a much better outing for Simon, who gave up nine earned runs in his past two games. 

Simon struck out six batters and walked one. 

His next start is projected for Sunday against the Cardinals. 


Tigers P Alfredo Simon gives up 3 runs in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed three earned runs in a no-decision during Wednesday night's 7-6 loss to the White Sox. 

Simon went five innings and walked four batters while striking out two. He allowed five hits and threw 103 pitches. Simon now holds an ERA of 3.44. His next start is projected for May 12 against the Twins. 


Tigers' Alfredo Simon surrenders six runs in loss vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon took the loss Thursday, giving up six earned runs on nine hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 8-1 loss to the Tigers.

Simon (4-1) takes a loss for the first time this season, as the Royals were able to score three runs in the third inning and five more in the fifth to put the game away. Simon surrendered just his second home run this season, and his six runs allowed surpass the damage done to him in his other four starts combined.

Simon owns a 3.13 ERA and 21:6 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox on the road Wednesday.


Alfredo Simon wins fourth for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Alfredo Simon moved to 4-0 for the Tigers with a win over Cleveland on Saturday. Simon allowed one run in six and two thirds innings, on six hits and two walks. He struck out three and threw 64 strikes in 111 pitches.

"He just … he just doesn't look like he breaks a sweat out there," manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "I saw him get mad at himself on one pitch today, and that's the first emotion I've seen him show since he got to Spring Training." 

Simon's next start will be Thursday at Kansas City. 


Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon allows one run in 7 1/3 IP for win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon (3-0) allowed only a solo home run to Mark Teixeira in 7.1 innings of work Monday to outduel CC Sabathia and defeat the Yankees, 2-1.

Simon notched seven strikeouts and did not walk a man.

"My mom's birthday is today," Simon said. '"She asked me, 'I want you to strike out Alex Rodriguez and win the game.'"

A-Rod went hitless with a strikeout in the game.

"I think our starting pitching, as ballyhooed as the offensive lineup is, our starting pitching has been the backbone of our start,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

Simon this season has walked just one batter in 20 2/3 innings.

Simon returns to the mound on Saturday to face the Indians.

"I just try to do my best every time," Simon said, per MLB.com. "I'm happy the way I keep pitching right now."


Tigers SP Alfredo Simon in search of first career win vs. Yankees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) As Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon heads into his start Monday against the Yankees, he has never beaten the AL East opponent. He is 0-3 in seven career appearances (four starts).

In four career starts against New York, he is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA. He's never allowed less than four runs in a start against New York.

The Yankees enter play Monday with 64 runs, which is the fifth-highest total in the majors.


Tigers' Alfredo Simon two-hits Pirates over eight innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon earned a win Wednesday, giving up just two hits over eight scoreless innings while striking out two and walking none in his team's 1-0 win over the Pirates.

Simon (2-0) no-hit the Pirates over 3 2/3 innings before surrendering back-to-back singles in the fourth inning. He then retired the final 13 batters he faced to finish his start with 108 pitches, turning things over to closer Joakim Soria in the ninth.

"I just felt really comfortable today," Simon said after the game, per the Associated Press. "When I was behind in counts I just tried to throw my slider for a strike, tried to throw that and tried to put the ball in play. The key was, when I was behind in the count, just try a different pitch."

Simon owns a 2.03 ERA and 5:2 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings heading into a matchup with the Yankees Monday.


Tigers P Alfredo Simon gives up three runs in win over Indians


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed three earned runs in Friday afternoon's 8-4 win over the Indians.

Simon surrendered seven hits, three strikeouts and two walks. Simon went 5 1/3 innings and was credited with the win. Each of the three runs were allowed in the sixth inning. 


Tigers starter Alfredo Simon throws 5.0 strong on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Tigers starter Alfredo Simon was strong in his final spring training start on Saturday, allowing one hit and striking out three in 5.0 innings against the Rays.

With Justin Verlander beginning the season on the disabled list, Simon is expected to start the Tigers' fourth game of the season in Cleveland on April 10.

Simon retired his first 14 batters before Desmond Jennings singled with two outs in the fifth. 

''His curveball was very good,'' said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

In seven spring starts, Simon as allowed 14 earned runs in 27 2/3 innings for a 4.55 ERA.


Verlander injury forces Tigers to change rotation plans


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) With the announcement Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander will begin the year on the disabled list due to a triceps injury, the rotation for the season-opening series against the Twins will be David Price on Opening Day, Anibal Sanchez in the second game and Shane Greene in the series finale, per MLB.com.

Alfredo Simon still remains on track to open the second series against Cleveland on April 10. It is then expected Price will make his second start on April 11 against the Indians. As of now, Verlander is expected to come off the disabled list and make his season debut April 12 at Cleveland.


Tigers SP Alfredo Simon throws six solids innings on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/30/2015) Alfredo Simon started and allowed one earned run in six innings on Monday, giving up five hits and walking three in the Tigers' 4-2 loss to the Braves.

In six starts this spring, Simon has allowed 14 earned runs in 22 2/3 innings of work (5.56 ERA).

Tigers SP Alfredo Simon's ERA over 7.00 after five spring starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Marlins. He struck out four.

Simon gave up a solo home run to Donovan Solano in the second inning. He now has a 7.02 ERA through five spring starts.


Tigers' Alfredo Simon 'happy' despite giving up three runs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Though he surrendered three earned runs in four innings, Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon was OK with his third performance of the spring. 

"I'm happy with what I did today," Simon said, via MLB.com. "I know I gave up a couple runs, but you know, it's spring training to get ready for the season."

Simon struck out two batters but gave up a home run, a walk and three hits. He did strike out two batters in his 53 pitches. Before Sunday, he'd yet to give up a run this spring. 

"I need a couple more starts to throw all my pitches and I think everything's going to be great," Simon said. "My key is to keep the ball down. When everything is down, I get a lot of ground balls."


Tigers' Alfredo Simon flashes 'slow split' in spring debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut Thursday, featuring a variety of pitches, including one that registered at 56 mph on the radar gun, MLive.com reports.

"That was a slow split," Simon said. "I use that in the game sometimes. ... I just want the hitter to train his eyes to see a slow pitch and after that I just come, like, with a hard two-seamer. It's going to be hard for him to hit the ball."

Simon struck out one in the appearance and let just one batter reach base, which came when he hit a batter with a pitch.

"I just feel really great," Simon said after his first outing with the Tigers. "I feel comfortable with my pitches and everything worked really good today."

Simon went 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA and 127:56 K:BB ratio in 196 1/3 innings with the Reds last season.


Alex Avila on Tigers RHP Alfredo Simon: 'He's got nasty stuff'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Although pitchers tend to be ahead of hitters early in spring, teammates of Tigers right-hander Alfredo Simon have been impressed by his stuff thus far, per the Detroit Free Press on Thursday.

"He's got nasty stuff," catcher Alex Avila said. "It wasn't just from catching him today noticing that -- it was catching him from his first bullpen sessions and watching video.

"He's got nasty, electric stuff, and with him, it's always about being able to throw it for strikes, and today, he looked good. It looks like he's getting ready for the season."

Simon was acquired via trade from Cincinnati in December. He is ahead of most pitchers in camp based on his pitch-count. He tossed 75 pitches during Wednesday's bullpen session, most by any Detroit pitcher thus far this spring.

"I just try to keep my arm ready to go," Simon said. "That's why I throw so many pitches, because I try to throw to make my arm stronger to make it feel like a normal thing."


Tigers, Alfredo Simon avoid final year of arbitration


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Tigers and pitcher Alfredo Simon avoided arbitration on Friday, striking a $5.55 million deal for 2015, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirms.

Simon was acquired via trade from Cincinnati in December. He was a first-time All-Star in 2014. He went 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 32 starts. 


Reds trade Simon to Tigers for Suarez, Crawford


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Tigers traded for Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon on Thursday. The Reds acquired 2013 first-round pick Jonathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez in the deal.

The 33-year-old Simon was a first-time All-Star in 2014. He went 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 32 starts. He is in his final year of arbitration.

The 23-year-old Suarez hit .242 with one triple, four home runs, nine doubles, 23 RBI and 33 runs in 85 games as a rookie in 2014. He had a .968 fielding percentage in 81 games at shortstop.

The 23-year-old Crawford has an 8-5 record, 2.73 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 31 starts in the minors. He spent the 2014 season at Class A West Michigan.


Reds will likely trade one 2016 free-agent class starting pitcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Tuesday he suspects he will have to trade one of the four starting pitchers due to hit the free-agent market next offseason, according to the Boston Herald

Johnny Cueto, Alfredo Simon, Mat Latos and Mike Leake are all set to become free agents after the 2015 season. Jocketty said he would like to keep Cueto.


Rival execs say Reds willing to entertain offers for starters


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/10/2014) Rival executives say the Reds are "listening" to what teams may offer for certain members of their starting rotation, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon all are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, though it's unlikely the team would trade its ace, Cueto, the report said.

Heyman noted that "Latos recent history of injuries might limit his value, Leake has a decent pay day coming as a fifth-year arbitration eligible player and Simon wasn't as good in the second half after a big beginning last year. So none of those pitchers would bring anything close to the kind of haul Cueto could potentially bring."


Alfredo Simon surrenders four runs in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon wasn't a factor in Saturday's decision, allowing four earned runs on five hits and two walks in five innings while striking out four in his team's 10-6 win over the Pirates.

Simon was gifted a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning but watched it disappear by the fifth. He surrendered a home run for the first time in his last four starts. Simon had a streak of three straight quality starts come to an end in the mediocre performance. He finishes the season with a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 127:56 K:BB ratio in 196 1/3 innings.


Alfredo Simon registers 15th win


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(9/21/2014) Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon improved to 15-10 Sunday with six strong innings in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals. Simon allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking two, and lowered his ERA to 3.34.

Simon had gone seven innings in four of his previous five starts, and he owned a 17-inning scoreless stretch before the Cards scored in the fifth. He'll take on the Pirates at home Saturday.


Alfredo Simon stays dominant in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon turned in a dominant outing in a no-decision Monday night against the Cubs in Chicago. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Over his last two starts covering 14 innings, Simon has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 3.35 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 30 starts (185 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at St. Louis.