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Report: Simon faces homicide trial

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The Alfredo Simon experiment might be back on hiatus in the near future.

According to the Associated Press, Simon will go on trial in the Dominican Republic, his native country, where he was accused of shooting and killing a 25-year-old man on Jan. 1. He spent two months in jail during the offseason, though he hadn't been formally charged in the case.

Simon, 30, was in the Dominican for a hearing Monday. He returned to the United States to start for Class AA Bowie in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, and he had his best outing of the year. He threw six shutout innings in Bowie's 2-0 win, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four.

Simon began working out in extended spring training in Sarasota, Fla., last month, and he has made three starts for Bowie this month.

Simon's attorney maintains his client is innocent.

If he is found guilty, Simon could face up to two years in prison. If he is found innocent, Simon could be facing big-league hitters this summer.

The trial date has not been set.

Simon opened the 2010 season as the Orioles' closer, and he finished the year 4-2 with 17 saves and a 4.93 ERA in 49 appearances. The Orioles have been converting him to a starting role this year.

Simon is currently on baseball's restricted list, meaning he's not part of the Orioles' 40-man roster.

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