Simon (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday. Simon has been absolutely terrible this season for the Reds, going 2-7 with a 9.45 ERA and 2.06 WHIP. Now he will hit the disabled list and focus on rehabbing his shoulder. However, if the 35-year-old can't improve upon his return, his days with the Reds may be limited.
Simon (shoulder) is not with the Reds for their two-game series in Texas, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Simon instead went to Cincinnati to get further examinations. The team returns home Thursday, but there's a good chance that Simon will go on the DL on Wednesday to make room for the team to activate Michael Lorenzen.
Simon is dealing with a shoulder injury that has seen no improvement despite receiving medication, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Simon most recently pitched Wednesday, giving up five hits and three earned runs during just one inning of relief work. It's unclear if he's headed for a DL stint or a demotion, as the 35-year-old currently sits with a 9.45 ERA and 2.06 WHIP over 53.2 innings.
Simon has been moved to the Cincinnati bullpen, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Simon had been pencilled in as Monday's starter, bu manager Bryan Price will instead turn to the 25-year-old Daniel Wright to get the nod in that contest. This move isn't really all that surprising, as Simon's 9.11 ERA (7.18 FIP) was among the highest of all qualified starters, as he certainly didn't provide much cause for optimism during Wednesday's six-run outing against the Cardinals. The Reds' bullpen is one of the worst in the majors, but one has to question if adding Simon there is even a plus at this point.
Simon (2-6) was crushed by the Cardinals in Wednesday's loss. He pitched five innings, allowing six runs, seven hits and five walks while striking out three. The ninth-year veteran's nightmare season continued as he failed to make it past the fifth inning for the ninth time in 12 starts. After winning 28 games over the past two seasons, Simon is performing at a level worthy of being replaced in the rotation. He's walking batters and giving up home runs at career-high rates - a deadly combination for a pitcher. Two quality seasons isn't enough to encourage owners that Simon will turn it around any time soon. At this point, there's very few leagues in which he holds even a tiny bit of value.