Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon main suspect in killing
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican police issued a statement saying they are searching for Simon, 29, in connection with the shooting death of Michel Castillo Almonte, 25, and the wounding of his 17-year-old brother in a New Year's Eve dispute in the town of Luperon.
Felipe Alou Jr., who is the Orioles' Dominican Republic coordinator, said Simon has told him he was not involved in the shootings.
Simon, who joined the Orioles in 2008, was 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA and had 17 saves last season before Manager Buck Showalter made Koji Uehara the closer.
| January 2, 2011; 11:02 AM ET
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