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Andrelton Simmons | Shortstop

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Andrelton Simmons slugged his seventh home run of the season, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Braves easily handled the Reds in an 8-0 victory on Thursday.
Simmons ended a scoreless tie in the top of the second with a no-doubt solo home run to left field off of David Holmberg. The shortstop hasn't shown as much power at the plate as he did last season, slashing a meager .249/.296/.348 with 43 RBI. Aug 21 - 10:50 PM

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Andrelton Simmons is back in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

Simmons exited Tuesday's contest with sore left hip, but he's fine. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .304/.333/.435 with a homer and five RBI over his last six games.
Aug 20 - 3:27 PM

Andrelton Simmons exited Tuesday's game versus the Pirates with a sore left hip.

He seems to have been removed as a precaution with the Braves having a big lead, as the club is hopeful Simmons can play Wednesday. Simmons had a hit and scored two runs before exiting.
Aug 19 - 10:23 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to action Saturday.

Simmons missed Friday's game after receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth. The shortstop is sporting a .254/.300/.342 batting line.
Aug 17 - 3:58 AM

Andrelton Simmons is not in Friday's lineup because he's receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth.

Simmons has battled an ankle injury recently, but this time it's his tooth that's keeping him out. He should be back in there Saturday. Phil Gosselin is filling in at shortstop Friday.
Aug 15 - 5:42 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is in the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Simmons sat out six straight games due to the injury, but he was back in the lineup batting seventh on Wednesday. The Braves deemed the injury minor from the outset, so it's not likely something that will continue to affect him going forward.
Aug 13 - 6:17 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) remains out of the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday.

Simmons had no issues with his ankle during a workout on Monday and hoped to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, but the Braves will apparently give him another day of rest. Emilio Bonifacio will fill in again at shortstop.
Aug 12 - 3:17 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) did some running Monday and is expected to take batting practice.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez expects Simmons to return to action on either Tuesday or Wednesday. The defensive whiz has been sidelined since August 5 with a left ankle injury.
Aug 11 - 4:34 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) may return to the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Simmons has been sidelined with a left ankle injury since August 5. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters Saturday that the shortstop is feeling much better. Simmons is batting just .249/.297/.340 on the year for the Braves, but his defense remains elite.
Aug 9 - 4:34 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is not expected to play this weekend.

Simmons suffered a left ankle injury on Tuesday. He said Friday that ankle was feeling "a lot better," but it appears he'll be given all weekend to rest. The Braves remain hopeful that the shortstop will avoid the disabled list.
Aug 8 - 4:52 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) remained out of the Braves' lineup Friday.

Simmons suffered a left ankle injury on Tuesday and is still gimpy. There's been no indication to this point that it's more than a day-to-day injury, but we'll just have to see how Simmons progresses. Ramiro Pena is at shortstop Friday.
Aug 8 - 3:34 PM

Andrelton Simmons' left ankle was in a splint and he was using crutches in the clubhouse on Wednesday.

The Braves indicated after Simmons tweaked the ankle Tuesday that it wasn't serious, but it swelled up after he stopped icing it. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful the shortstop can avoid the disabled list, but it's clear the injury is worse than expected. At the very least, he'll sit out Wednesday before the off day Thursday.
Aug 6 - 1:33 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is expected to sit out until Friday.

Simmons tweaked his left ankle in the field during Tuesday's game. It's not serious, but the Braves want to play things cautiously and rest him until after the team's off day Thursday.
Aug 6 - 1:20 AM

Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday's game versus the Mariners with a left ankle injury.

Simmons tweaked the ankle on the third base bag while going over to cover. There's no word yet on how serious the ailment is. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Aug 5 - 11:29 PM

Andrelton Simmons is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

Simmons has been nursing a sore right shoulder lately, though it's not clear if that's why he's sitting Sunday. Ramiro Pena is filling in at shortstop.
Aug 3 - 1:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin