The Associated Press, via BaltimoreSun.com, reported on Tuesday morning that Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon has been denied bail and will remain in jail.

The 29-year-old pitcher is expected to stay in jail for a year on charges of involuntary manslaughter while officials investigate a fatal shooting on New Year’s Eve.

Simon’s lawyer has said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. Defense attorney Dinosa Dilone said she plans to appeal Tuesday’s ruling.

Simon has spent the past two seasons with the Orioles and was in the closer discussion in 2010.