By Zach Links [March 30, 2012 at 7:17pm CST]
The Orioles have waived right-hander Alfredo Simon, a source confirmed to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun (via Twitter). Simon, 30, had a 4.90 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 16 starts and seven relief appearances last season.
One National League exec told Connolly (via Twitter) that it's hard to imagine Simon not getting claimed based on his ability, though consistency is a concern with him. Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com tweets that the move will help to create room on the 40-man roster as the O's need space for Nick Johnson and Ronny Paulino.
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SARASOTA, Fla. - An industry source has confirmed that the Orioles have placed pitcher Alfredo Simon on waivers.
Simon entered spring training as a candidate for both the rotation and bullpen, but he was slowed by a groin injury and allowed six runs and six hits over two innings upon his return on Wednesday in Dunedin.
Simon is likely to be claimed by another team because of his upper-90s fastball and versatility.
The Orioles need to clear room on their 40-man roster with the expected additions of catcher Ronny Paulino and first baseman Nick Johnson.
Executive vice president Dan Duquette wouldn't confirm Simon's placement on the waiver wire, saying that the waiver process is "confidential."
The Baltimore Sun first reported that Simon's name appeared on the waiver wire.
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