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RHP Alfredo Simon returns to Cincinnati Reds on one-year deal

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Former Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 17, 2015. St. Louis defeated Detroit 2-1. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Former Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 17, 2015. St. Louis defeated Detroit 2-1. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

The Cincinnati Reds signed right-hander Alfredo Simon to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Simon, who pitched for the Reds from 2012-14, is expected to be part of the starting rotation despite the mid-March signing.

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Simon, 34, was an All-Star for Cincinnati in 2014 when he went 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA.

The Reds dealt him to the Detroit Tigers prior to last season and Simon experienced a sharp drop-off. He went 13-12 with a 5.05 ERA and was allowed to depart as a free agent.

Earlier this offseason, Simon reached a $150,000 settlement with a woman who alleged she was raped by the pitcher in 2013.

Simon has a 45-40 career record in 240 games (82 starts) since reaching the majors with the Baltimore Orioles in 2008.

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