Alfredo Simon can earn up to $3.5 million from Reds


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — 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.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_109407985-a86ad2e7114f44b6ac24444d02853233.jpgCincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_109407985-32b9b8d9b44a422eb05d61bc1bfb135b.jpgCincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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