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Alfredo Simon throws 54-mph eephus pitch

It’s important for MLB pitchers to be able to change speeds to be effective, which is why many of them have nasty changeups or curveballs to alter the hitter’s eye level and throw them off balance. Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon is a hard-throwing right-hander and his fastball is usually clocked at the mid-90s. We did learn on Sunday, though, that he has one pitch going for him that’s...
Via The Sports Daily
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Reds' Alfredo Simon makes hitter look at 54 mph eephus pitch

Swinging and missing at a 93 mph fastball happens all the time, but sitting with your bat on your shoulder while a 54 mph pitch comes your way? That’s exactly what happened to one unsuspecting Shawn O’Malley of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. That’s because Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon hit him with the devastating fastball-eephus combo and there was little O’Malley...
Via The Comeback
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Alfredo Simon can earn up to $3.5 million from Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Pitcher Alfredo Simon has a $2 million base salary as part of his one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds and can earn an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on innings. As part of the March 17 agreement, the 34-year-old right-hander would earn $300,000 apiece for 100 innings and each additional 15 through 160. Simon spent three years with...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Starter Alfredo Simon returns to Reds on 1-year deal

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Right-hander Alfredo Simon has returned to Cincinnati on a 1-year deal, giving the Reds another option for their depleted rotation. Simon spent three years with the Reds, the first two as a reliever. He moved into the rotation in 2014 and went 15-10. The Reds traded him to Detroit for infielder Eugenio Suarez, and he went 13-12 with a 5.05 ERA for the Tigers...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Previewing the Royals series

The Tigers take on nemesis Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals this weekend. After taking 2 of 3 games in the series from the past 2 AL Central rivals, Cleveland and Minnesota, the Detroit Tigers continue their road trip against Central teams when they travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals for 4 games, beginning Thursday at 8:10 p.m. The Tigers currently lead Kansas City...
Via isportsweb.com
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Weekly Recap: Who’s trending up and trending down

It was an up and down past week for the Detroit Tigers. The good news: the Tigers are 13-6 and are a half game up in first place in the AL Central over the Kansas City Royals. The bad news: the Tigers suffered their first losing week of the year, going 3-4 with a four game losing streak sandwiched by three wins. Still, after how well the Tigers started the year, to be only a half...
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon drives a chrome Mercedes

By Larry Brown You can’t miss Alfredo Simon when he’s rolling down the street. The Detroit Tigers pitcher turned heads at the team’s spring training facility with his “chrome” Mercedes: Your car, what do you call that color? Alfredo Simon: "Chrome." pic.twitter.com/uZjFxRNJKl — Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) March 5, 2015 It’s shinier than one of those creepy street...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

How the bullpen of the 2015 Detroit Tigers will shake out

It is no secret that the bullpen was by far the most glaring weakness of the Detroit Tigers in 2014 and not much has been done to improve it for the upcoming season. The Tigers acquired Alex Wilson in the Yoenis Cespedes trade and Wilson will be given a shot at a spot in the Tigers bullpen this season. Last year he finished with a 1.91 ERA over 28.1 innings out of Boston’s bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon seeks return to first-half form

The Cincinnati Reds are struggling to score with a depleted lineup and needed an outstanding pitching performance to even their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. That's something the Reds could once count on from Alfredo Simon. The right-hander looks to avoid his third straight loss since the All-Star break while leading Cincinnati to back-to-back victories for the first time...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon becomes 5th Reds All-Star

CINCINNATI -- Alfredo Simon was getting plenty of hugs and congratulatory handshakes in the Reds dugout Sunday afternoon. He wasn't playing but they were well-deserved. Simon was notified Sunday afternoon that he had been named to the National League All-Star team as a replacement player. Four NL pitchers, including Johnny Cueto of the Reds, started games Sunday, making them unavailable...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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