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Alfredo Simon returns to the Reds on 1-year deal

Alfredo Simon

The Cincinnati Reds have signed starter Alfredo Simon to a one year deal.

This is a reunion for Simon and the Reds, as the righty spent three years in Cincinnati. Originally a reliever, he moved into the Reds rotation in 2014 and won 15 games. Cincinnati traded him to Detroit before the 2015 season. His year with the Tigers was not as successful. He went 13-12 with a 5.05 ERA for the Tigers in 31 starts, which worked out to an ERA+ of 78.

The Reds are probably the best possible location for Simon. In addition to his past success there, there are jobs to be had. Homer Bailey is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, John Lamb is down and Michael Lorenzen was diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his right elbow recently. Simon could definitely get some starts on the rebuilding Redlegs.