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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22 Comments on "Orioles Place Alfredo Simon On Restricted List"


Karkat
4 years 5 months ago

I’m surprised the MLBPA doesn’t insist that the Orioles pay his legal fees.

Slopeboy
4 years 5 months ago

Since it’s a personal criminal matter and not a baseball related matter that took place in another country, can the MLBPA, legally or really insist, that the O’s pay for his lawyers and court fees?

Karkat
4 years 5 months ago

Oh, no, certainly not. That would be terrible. I was just taking a shot at some of the ridiculous fights the MLBPA has been known to put up in spite of what seems reasonable.

Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All
4 years 5 months ago

No.

4 years 5 months ago

Well since he’s restricted from leaving jail, this makes a whole lot of sense.

4 years 5 months ago

Had he killed someone with asbestos, Angelos probably could have helped.

Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All
4 years 5 months ago

Did you know that asbestos poisoning symptons can take up to 120 years to form? Thank you micselanious Detroit area lawyers!

4 years 5 months ago

Good ol’ 3rd world justice. I wonder how much he had to pay the family?

Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All
4 years 5 months ago

Why would he pay the family? I’m not trying to call you out, I’m just unfamilliar with 3rd world justice.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months ago

In some parts of the world you pay off your crimes. BTW a little off topic, in some countries your punishment is more severe killing cattle than it to kill another person

jb226
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah, I much prefer first world justice where, apparently, knowing nothing of the accused, the victim or the crime, you get to assume that merely being charged means he’s guilty and any finding to the contrary must be the result of a bribe.

I am Urban Legend
4 years 5 months ago

Not as much as Dante Stallworth had to pay his victim !

Thank God for our criminal justice system

4 years 5 months ago

Slip an official some money, slip the family some money and things just go away.

4 years 5 months ago

its gonna be like that movie “the last boy scout” where the football player runs the ball and pulls out a gun and shoots every player who tries to tackle him before killing himself in front of everyone. hopefully a-rod will be his target

Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All
4 years 5 months ago

This reminds me of the Ugeth Urbina thing a few years ago.

TDKnies
4 years 5 months ago

Sad that we can’t even think for one second that he’s actually innocent. Just not sure if it’s sad of us for being cynical, or sad that athletes have given themselves this sort of reputation.

*Note that I have no idea what sort of evidence was found against Simon in this case.

hoagiebuchanan
4 years 5 months ago

Albert Pujols is 40 years old.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 5 months ago

… What…?

I am Urban Legend
4 years 5 months ago

yup Obama went to the same birth certification center Pujols went to. Pujols is really Julio Franco Jr.

4 years 5 months ago

lol

$1742854
4 years 5 months ago

Killer move by the Orioles.

Chrisn313
4 years 5 months ago

Hahaha and also groan.