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RedHawks Sign Randall Simon

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have signed former Major Leaguer 1B Randall Simon to a contract for the 2009 season, the Northern League club announced today. Simon is expected to be in Fargo when the RedHawks open training camp on May 1 at Newman Outdoor Field.
 
Simon, 33, spent the 2008 season with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League. He batted .321 with 21 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 62 RBIs and 45 runs scored in 100 games played. Simon struck out just 27 times in 399 plate appearances for the Bears.
 
In March, Simon helped lead The Netherlands to a pair of stunning victories over the Dominican Republic and into the Second Round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He was the Dutch club’s starting first baseman and batted third in the order as The Netherlands became the Cinderella story of the tournament.
 
Simon began his professional career in 1992 after signing with the Atlanta Braves organization after signing out of Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He made his Major League debut in 1997 and hit .429 (6-for-14) in his September call-up. Simon played with the Braves big club during the 1997-1999 seasons and later saw Major League service with the Detroit Tigers (2001-2002), Pittsburgh Pirates (2003 & 2004), Chicago Cubs (2003), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004) and Philadelphia Phillies (2006).
 
Simon has a lifetime .283 batting average in the Major Leagues and has appeared in 537 big league games.  He has notched 71 doubles, three triples, 49 home runs, 237 RBIs and 172 runs scored. In addition, Simon has struck out just 148 times in 1,609 Major League at bats.
 
In 1,222 minor league games, Simon has batted .294 with 268 doubles, 14 triples, 167 home runs, 807 RBIs and 603 runs scored. In addition to his time in affiliated baseball, Simon has also played in the Mexican League with Tijuana (2005-2007) and Veracruz (2007) and spent last season in the Atlantic League with Newark.
 
“Randall has shown the ability to be a very solid offensive and defensive baseball player and a real professional hitter,” said RedHawks manager Doug Simunic. “He loves to play the game and is excited to join the RedHawks. Hopefully he can bring some of the magic from the World Baseball Classic to our club.”
 
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