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John Lannan
Orioles activate Simon from restricted list
Orioles activate Simon from restricted list

With their bullpen taxed after another abbreviated outing by a starting pitcher, the Orioles have decided to activate right-hander Alfredo Simon from Major League Baseball's restricted list a day earlier. Simon, whose future with the club had been in doubt while he spent two months in a Dominican Republic prison as the chief suspect in a fatal New Year's Day shooting in his native country, will be available in the Orioles' bullpen for today's game against the Washington Nationals. To make room for Simon on the 25-man roster, the Orioles have optioned struggling reliever Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk. Berken allowed six runs in one inning in the Orioles' 17-5...