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Simon leaving Dominican, back in Baltimore by Tuesday

Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon is done with his hearing in the Dominican Republic and is heading back to the United States, according to a source that has spoken with Simon.

The pitcher, who was placed on the restricted list Sunday night so he could return to his homeland and deal with legal matters, is expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Whether he will be back in uniform Tuesday has not been determined, but that is possible.

Simon has been the lead suspect in the fatal New Year’s Day shooting of his cousin and spent nearly two months in a Dominican prison but was never charged with a crime.

He still has not been charged, the source said. But he also has not been completely cleared in the matter.

It’s possible he will have to go back to the Dominican for another hearing in the future, but the source said it was “highly unlikely” that would occur before the Orioles’ season ends.

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