2016 was about as bad as it could get for the journeyman right-hander. Opponents feasted on Alfredo Simon during his 11 starts with Cincinnati last season, as he posted an abysmal 9.36 ERA and 7.14 FIP in 58.2 innings of work. The 35-year-old has always had a tough time generating strikeouts, but his issues with walks this past season were especially concerning considering that his 4.8 BB/9 was the highest of his career by a wide margin. Simon's 2016 struggles were also compounded by his propensity for giving up the long ball, as he produced a 2.30 HR/9. Following his disappointing performance with the Reds, Simon is now a free agent. It would not be surprising if 2016 ends up having been Simon's last extended opportunity in the majors.
Simon (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday. The move was procedural to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Matt Magill from Triple-A Louisville. His 2016 campaign has come to an end and the veteran will use the offseason to rehab and prove he's still worth a look as he enters free agency.
Simon will require season-ending surgery to address his ailing shoulder, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Simon's miserable season will end on an unfortunate note, as the surgery could potentially sideline him through the start of the 2017 campaign. Considering he's 35 years old and coming off a major arm injury and a season in which he posted a 9.36 ERA over 58.2 innings, Simon, a soon-to-be free agent, may have to wait a while before landing a contract this winter.
Simon aggravated his shoulder injury and will miss the remainder of the season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Simon has played just 15 games for the big club this season, over which he's posted a 9.36 ERA and 2.05 WHIP. Home runs also gave him trouble this season as he allowed 15 over just 58.2 innings, giving him a 2.3 HR/9.
Simon (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Monday. Simon had been on the disabled list since June 22, but is finally ready to return to action. While on his rehab assignment, Simon allowed eight runs over 15 innings, good for a 4.80 ERA. He hasn't had much luck in with the big club this season either, as he owns a 9.45 ERA and 2.06 WHIP after pitching 53.1 innings.
Simon (shoulder) will pitch again on his rehab assignment Monday for Triple-A Louisville, but should be ending his assignment soon and joining the big club after September roster expansion. Simon probably will work in long relief, though a spot start or two could still come if/when the Reds shut down Brandon Finnegan.