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Alfredo Simon gets shot to start

Updated: February 25, 2014, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Alfredo Simon has spent most of his major league career as a reliever.

He's going to get a chance to be a starter for the Cincinnati Reds at the start of spring training.

Mat Latos has been slowed by knee surgery, so manager Bryan Price has decided to use Simon as a starter during spring training. The idea is to get him ready to pitch more innings in case he's needed when the season begins.

Latos had minor surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee ...

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