Orioles Place Alfredo Simon On Restricted List

SUNDAY, 10:22pm: MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports that Simon is expected to be found not guilty, and could be released within ten days. One of the right-hander's agents, Phil Isaac, said they "fully expect [Simon] to be back up, and pitching very soon."

Ghiroli says the Orioles could keep Simon on the restricted list until he is ready to re-join the team. He will not get paid or accrue service time in the meantime.

FRIDAY, 8:13am: The Orioles announced that they placed right-hander Alfredo Simon on the restricted list to create roster space for Vladimir Guerrero. Simon is a suspect in a fatal New Year's Eve shooting in the Dominican, where he is currently in jail.

Players on the restricted list do not count toward a team's 25-man or 40-man roster. Two of the players to go on the restricted list recently, Carlos Zambrano and Milton Bradley, kept collecting paychecks while on the list, but it appears that Simon won't collect service time or salary. Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com says the Orioles won't be paying the reliever.

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