Alfredo Simon can earn up to $3.5 million from Reds


The Associated Press



The Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Pitcher Alfredo Simon has a $2 million base salary as part of his one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds and can earn an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on innings.

As part of the March 17 agreement, the 34-year-old right-hander would earn $300,000 apiece for 100 innings and each additional 15 through 160.

Simon spent three years with the Reds, the first two as a reliever. He moved into the rotation in 2014 and went 15-10. The Reds traded him to Detroit in December 2014 for infielder Eugenio Suarez, and he went 13-12 with a 5.05 ERA for the Tigers in 31 starts and 187 innings.

He made his spring training debut Tuesday with three perfect innings against the Chicago Cubs.

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