A woman who says she was raped by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon in April 2013 filed a civil lawsuit in Washington D.C. Superior Court on Thursday.

The lawsuit was filed under a pseudonym, Jane Doe. The woman is seeking $5 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages.

Simon, 32, is in his third season with the Reds. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1999 and made his major-league debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2008, pitching for them in parts of four seasons. He was acquired by the Reds on waivers in April 2012 and is making $1.5 million this season.

"The allegations are totally baseless," Simon's lawyer, Jack Quinn, told USA TODAY Sports. "Mr. Simon will defend this matter fully and will be totally exonerated."

The Reds declined comment.

Steve Kelly, a lawyer at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC in Baltimore who is representing the woman, said he worked to gather facts on the case and discussed a resolution with Simon's attorney before filing the lawsuit.

"She knows this is going to be an incredibly traumatic event. It already has been," Kelly said. "You would never subject yourself to that had it not been for a real concern for the potential for this happening to other people."

The Reds were in Washington D.C. starting April 25, 2013, for a four-game series against the Nationals.

According to the complaint, the woman met Simon at The Huxley nightclub on April 27. Kevin Verdin, a man claiming to be Simon's manager, spoke to the woman and her friends and offered them tickets to the Reds-Nationals game the next day.