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James Simmons | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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James Simmons returned to the mound at Double-A Midland on Sunday and allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Simmons, a 2007 first-round pick, hadn't pitched since May 14 because of what the A's called a dead arm. Mon, Jun 9, 2008 02:52:00 PM

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James Simmons was shut down at Double-A Midland because of what the A's believe is a dead-arm phase.

He'll be examined further by team doctors. Anderson, the 26th overall pick in the 2007 draft, is one of Oakland's top prospects.
Fri, May 23, 2008 02:57:00 AM

James Simmons pitched six shutout innings in a win for Double-A Midland on Wednesday.

Simmons, who was drafted 26th overall last year, has allowed two runs and posted a 15/2 K/BB ratio in 17 innings this season. He's polished enough that he could step into Oakland's rotation in the second half if needed.
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 04:00:00 AM

Athletics selected UC Riverside RHP James Simmons with the 26th pick in the draft.

Simmons gets some sink on his low-90s fastball and shows a plus slider, giving him middle-of-the-rotation potential. He's capable of moving quickly through an A's system lacking pitchers with upside.
Thu, Jun 7, 2007 04:34:00 PM

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