The Orioles have placed 30-year old righty starter/reliever Alfredo Simon on waivers. He has already said that he is going to reject an outright assignment to AAA if he clears waivers, that way he can become a free agent. Simon pitched in 23 games (16 starts) for the Orioles last year and he was 4-9 with a 4.90 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. He pitched in 78 games (19 starts) in his four years with the Orioles and he is 8-12 with 17 saves, a 5.18 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. The Orioles think they are better off without Simon, but he shouldn’t be out of work too long.
UPDATE: (4/3/2012) – The Reds claimed Alfredo Simon off waivers.