Though reliever Alfredo Simon went 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA for the Baltimore Orioles last season, the team will probably be looking to replace him in '11.

Unless, of course, he didn't actually kill a man and wound his brother during a New Year's Eve dust-up in the Dominican Republic. [Sporting News]


Some NBC translational legwork led to this summary:

Piecing this whole thing together, it sounds like the younger Castillo shot a gun into the air in celebration of the new year. Simon was nearby - also, likely intoxicated - and may have been spooked by the sudden gunfire. So he shot in the direction of the blasts with his own fire arm. [Hardball Talk]