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Simon Hopes for Same, for a Change

Simon Ready to Return to Long-Man Role

One year ago Alfredo Simon's past was one of incredible change and his future was uncertain when the Reds picked him up off of waivers a couple of days before starting their regular season. He was a nice surprise in their 2012 bullpen and now they are hoping for more of the same from the 31 year-old right-hander who recently helped his native Dominican Republic to a WBC championship.

Countdown to opening day: 11 days. One year ago Alfredo Simon was staring at unemployment before Cincinnati picked him up off waivers two days before their regular season started. When he was given a spot on their active roster many fans were asking why? One reason was because injuries had decimated their bullpen during the preseason. Would-be closer Ryan Madson announced he was going under...

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