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Andrelton Simmons | Shortstop | #2

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Western Oklahoma JC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Angels activated SS Andrelton Simmons from the 10-day disabled list.
Simmons was able to take batting practice and run the bases on the field prior to Friday's game, which led many to believe that he would soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment, but he'll jump right into the mix, starting at shortstop and batting fifth against the Athletics on Saturday. Prior to landing on the disabled list with his ankle injury, Simmons was hitting a robust .330/.399/.460 with four homers, 34 RBI and five stolen bases. Jun 16 - 1:32 PM

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Andrelton Simmons (ankle) was able to take batting practice and do some light running on the field prior to Friday's game.

It's a good sign that Simmons has ramped up baseball activity and is traveling with the team. He's eligible to be activated from the disabled list as early as Saturday, though it looks like it will be at least another couple of days before he's ready to return.
Jun 16 - 9:01 AM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) has resumed some light baseball activities.

Simmons is doing some throwing and swinging a bat but hasn't been cleared to run on his tender ankle yet. The shortstop said last week that he expected to be activated on the first day he's eligible, which would be Saturday.
Jun 11 - 8:26 PM

Andrelton Simmons told reporters that he expects to miss just the minimum amount of time after being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained ankle.

Simmons also told reporters that he was "annoyed" that he had to miss time, and that an MRI showed some minor damage, but nothing that would require any type of operation. He was diagnosed with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, the middle of the three possible diagnoses. If he's able to miss just the 10 days he'll be back on June 16, but the Angels might want to take things carefully with one of the most important players on their roster.
Jun 6 - 6:59 PM

Angels placed SS Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

Simmons will be replaced on the 25-man roster by Kaleb Cowart. The shortstop suffered the injury when he stumbled down the dugout steps before Tuesday's game, and possibly aggravated the injury when he attempted to break up a double play in the first inning. How long Simmons will be out will depend on the severity of the sprain. It's possible he could be ready in 10 days.
Jun 6 - 6:34 PM

Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday's game against the Royals with a sprained right ankle.

Simmons was pulled in the third inning, and now we know why. He apparently suffered the sprained ankle when he slipped down the dugout steps before the game, and he likely aggravated it while breaking up a double play in the first inning. It's very possible that Simmons will be headed to the disabled list, though if it's just a minor sprain perhaps the Angels will opt to play a man short for a bit. There should be an update on his status Wednesday.
Jun 5 - 11:34 PM

Andrelton Simmons was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Royals in the third inning.

It's not yet known why Simmons exited the game, but he did attempt to break up a double play in the first inning and might have suffered a minor injury. There should be a status update soon enough. Zack Cozart took over at shortstop, while Luis Valbuena moved from first to third base and Jefry Marte took over at first.
Jun 5 - 10:48 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Monday’s loss to the Tigers.

Simmons has hit safely in six straight games, notching two hits in four of them. He’s third in the AL with a .337 batting average to go along with four homers, 32 RBI, five steals, and 31 runs scored. Amazing, he’s struck out just 10 times all season. It’s no surprise he’s living right from a batting average perspective.
May 28 - 4:34 PM

Andrelton Simmons launched a solo home run Sunday in the Angels’ loss to New York.

Simmons scored L.A.’s only run of the afternoon on a sixth-inning solo blast off right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. That was his second hit of the day after leading off the fourth with a single to center field. The slick-fielding shortstop now carries a robust .332 average (third-highest in the American League) to go with four homers, five steals, 31 RBI and 31 runs scored. Sunday extended his hitting streak to five games.
May 27 - 5:43 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base on Monday in a win over the Astros.

The steal was the fifth of the year for Simmons on six attempts. The strong season continues for the shortstop, as Simmons' line now sits at .338/.404/.497 to go along with three homers and 15 runs batted in. You can do a lot worse.
May 15 - 12:51 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 4-for-6 with a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's extra-innings loss in Seattle.

It wasn't all great for Simmons as he was caught stealing in the game. Simmons has posted four consecutive multi-hit games and he has at least one RBI in each of the outings, too. Overall he has hit safely in nine in a row. He'll try to make it 10 consecutive games with a hit in Sunday's series finale against Felix Hernandez. He is just 1-for-12 (.083) lifetime against King Felix.
May 6 - 3:22 AM

Andrelton Simmons (forearm) returned to action on Sunday night, going 1-for-4 in a loss to the Yankees.

Simmons was scratched from the Angels lineup on Saturday due to renewed soreness in his right forearm. He served as the team's designated hitter in this one, but should return to his post at shortstop his next time out.
Apr 29 - 11:13 PM

Andrelton Simmons was a late scratch from the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Yankees with a sore right forearm.

Apparently the issue is a holdover from when Simmons was hit on the arm by a Johnny Cueto pitch last Sunday, which is a bit concerning given that was almost a week ago. Alas, he's been playing through it and hasn't been noticeably compromised, so perhaps it's just a maintenance day for some lingering soreness.
Apr 28 - 6:40 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in leading the Angels to an 8-7 win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Lindor? Correa? Didi? Machado? Simmons still has as good of an argument as anyone for the claim of the AL's best shortstop. He's the best defender of the group, of course, and he's hitting .317 with 13 RBI and a nice 6/10 K/BB ratio in 94 plate appearances this year.
Apr 25 - 12:26 AM

Andrelton Simmons (forearm) is back in the Angels' starting lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

Simmons sat out Monday's game after being hit on the right forearm with a pitch on Sunday, but fortunately it was nothing serious. He's hitting fifth against right-hander Charlie Morton.
Apr 24 - 3:59 PM

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jose Fernandez
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
3David Fletcher
4Kaleb Cowart
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7Jaime Barria
8John Lamb
9J.C. Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
R1Blake Parker
2Cam Bedrosian
3Jim Johnson
4Jose Alvarez
5Noe Ramirez
6Justin Anderson
7Akeel Morris
8Eduardo Paredes
9Keynan Middleton
10Blake Wood
11Felix Pena
12Jake Jewell