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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%: 73/52 | Average Draft Position: 238.69
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Tigers SP Alfredo Simon allows five runs in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:29 am ET) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched well enough to receive a win in Monday's 12-5 win over the Mariners.

Simon (8-5) allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He also struck out four and walked three during the outing. His biggest mistake came in the fifth inning when he surrendered a three-run home run to Logan Morrison.

Simon had been winless in his last three starts. Over his last two starts, Simon has given up a total of 23 hits and 11 runs.


Tigers SP Alfredo Simon allows 15 hits, six runs in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Tigers strating pitcher Alfredo Simon was rocked to the tune of 15 hits and six runs in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Simon threw 5 2/3 innings but struggled to get outs throughout most of the game. He allowed a season-high in hits, but did manage to tie his season-best seven strikeouts.

Simon dropped to 7-5 with the loss. He has a 3.94 ERA in 91 1/3 innings this season.


Tigers P Alfredo Simon rocked for 5 runs in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed five earned runs in a no-decision during Thursday afternoon's 8-7 loss to the White Sox. 

Simon went 6 1/3 innings, gave up six hits, walked three batters and struck out five. Simon has now allowed 12 earned runs over his past two starts, a disturbing trend for a pitcher that hasn't done that all season long. 

Simon now has a 3.57 ERA this season. 


Tigers SP Alfredo Simon gets rocked; allows seven runs in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon was simply awful on Saturday against the Yankees.

Simon lasted just 2 2/3 innings before being pulled from the game. He allowed seven earned runs, three walks and two home runs as he took the loss.

Simon (7-4) saw his ERA balloon to 3.29 with 58 strikeouts and 27 walks in 79 1/3 innings this season.


Tigers' Alfredo Simon wins second straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Tigers starter Alfredo Simon won his second straight start on Sunday, with a win over Cleveland. 

Simon moved to 7-3 after throwing five shutout innings. He allowed three hits and a walk, striking out five. 

Simon's next start is Friday, at the Yankees. 


Tigers' Alfredo Simon strikes out seven in win vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon earned a win on Sunday, giving up four runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks in eight innings while striking out seven in his team's 6-4 victory over the White Sox.

Simon (6-3) gave up a three-run homer in the first inning after a two-out error extended the frame. His only earned run of the game came on an RBI triple in the second, and he was able to shut down the White Sox over the remainder of the game while watching his offese come back to give him the win.

Simon owns a 2.76 ERA and 51:23 K:BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings. He's on track to square off with the Indians next weekend.


Tigers P Alfredo Simon walks 5 in loss to A's


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon gave up four earned runs in Tuesday evening's 5-3 loss against the Athletics. 

While Simon struck out six batters in 6 1/3 innings of work, he walked five which was a season-high. Simon blanked the Athletics through six innings before being credited for four of Oakland's five runs in the seventh. 

Simon's ERA rose to 2.97 for the season. 

His next start is projected for Sunday against the White Sox. 


Tigers set up rotation with Kyle Ryan, David Price, Alfredo Simon


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) The Tigers announced their upcoming starting rotation for the weekend series against Chicago, per the Free Press

Kyle Ryan, recently called up from the minor leagues, will get his first start of the year for the Tigers in Friday's game. David Price will follow on Saturday, and Alfredo Simon, in his second start since returning from bereavement leave, will start Sunday. 


Tigers reinstate SP Alfredo Simon from bereavement list


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon was reinstated from the bereavement list Tuesday in time to start against the Athletics.

The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA in his last four starts. He also has 17 strikeouts and a .232 opponents' batting average in that span.


Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon scheduled to pitch Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon is scheduled to rejoin the starting rotation on Tuesday against the Athletics, manager Brad Ausmus said per MLB.com.

Simon missed his last scheduled start while on bereavement leave to be with his ailing father. Kyle Ryan, who took his spot in the rotation last week, will head back to the bullpen. Simon is 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 57 1/3 innings of work this season.


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.