Alfredo Simon signs with the Long Island Ducks

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Alfred Simon posted a ghastly 9.36 ERA with only slightly better peripherals in 58.2 innings last year. Then he had shoulder surgery. That guaranteed that he would not get much of a look from any big league team heading into 2017.

But he’s pitching again. Trying to, anyway: he has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

Simon is 36. He’s a symmetrical 47-47 in nine big league seasons with a 4.56 ERA. I’m guessing this stint with the Ducks does not get him back to the big leagues, but then again, I figured him being accused of killing a guy would’ve kept him out of baseball too, so what do I know?