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Andrelton Simmons | Shortstop | #2

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Western Oklahoma JC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Andrelton Simmons (personal) finished 1-for-5 in his return to the Angels' lineup Wednesday.
Simmons was scratched from Tuesday's game so that he could attend to a personal matter. The defensive whiz is batting just .276/.311/.344 with one home run and four stolen bases in 85 games this season. Aug 18 - 8:41 AM

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Andrelton Simmons was scratched from the Angels' lineup Tuesday due to a personal matter.

There aren't any details available at the moment. It was originally believed to be a rib cage injury for Simmons, who took a Felix Hernandez pitch to the side on Monday. His status is uncertain for Wednesday.
Aug 16 - 10:32 PM

Andrelton Simmons was scratched from the Angels' lineup Tuesday with rib cage discomfort.

Simmons took a Felix Hernandez pitch to the ribs on Monday night and is apparently still dealing with some discomfort. Cliff Pennington will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus the Mariners.
Aug 16 - 8:33 PM

Andrelton Simmons finished 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Athletics.

Simmons had a run-scoring single in the third inning and later came around to score on Ji-Man Choi's second home run of the game. With Mike Trout getting a rest, Simmons actually batted cleanup for the Angels in the contest, the first time he'd done so this season. It speaks to both the kind of year Simmons is having at the dish and the Angels' lack of better options, as the 26-year-old is hitting .290/.319/.368 after Thursday's game.
Aug 4 - 11:55 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, three RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Rays.

Simmons had an RBI single in the second inning and a two-run double in the sixth, and his triple in the ninth gave him an outside shot at a cycle, but it wasn't meant to be. Still, it was a good night for the shortstop, who is batting .523 in five July games thus far. He's in there for his defense, so any added contributions at the plate are a plus for the Angels. Simmons is batting .261/.285/.348 in 50 games.
Jul 5 - 10:42 PM

Angels activated SS Andrelton Simmons from the 15-day disabled list.

Simmons initially landed on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb on May 10. Prior to the injury, he was slashing just .219/.246/.281 with one homer and eight RBI over 114 at-bats. For what it is worth, the 26-year-old shortstop hit .333 and drove in five runs during his six-game rehab assignment. In a corresponding move, the Angels designated Brendan Ryan for assignment.
Jun 15 - 6:43 PM

The Angels are expected to activate Andrelton Simmons (thumb) from the disabled list on Wednesday.

He's already on his way to Angel Stadium to be evaluated. Simmons hit .333 with five RBI during his six-game rehab assignment. He missed a little over a month with a torn ligament in his left thumb, a much faster recovery than his original 6-8 week timetable. Gregorio Petit got most of the reps at shortstop during his absence.
Jun 14 - 8:44 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list this week.

Simmons is batting .350 (7-for-20) with two doubles and five RBI over five games during his minor league rehab assignment and Scioscia said that he "made a lot of progress" over the weekend. He could be activated by the end of the team's series against the Twins this week. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since May 8 with a UCL tear in his left thumb.
Jun 13 - 8:05 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is moving his rehab assignment from High-A Inland Empire to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Simmons will join the team Thursday night in Fresno. He contributed two hits in six at-bats during his short time with Inland Empire. Simmons was expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery but it's only been a month and he's almost ready to return. He could be back with the Angels as early as Saturday.
Jun 9 - 4:58 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that there is a "possibility" Andrelton Simmons (thumb) could rejoin the team this weekend.

Simmons will take part in additional rehab games with High-A Inland Empire on Thursday and Friday. Scioscia isn't committing to Simmons' return against the Indians this weekend, but the 26-year-old shortstop is clearly just about back to 100%. A UCL tear in his left thumb sidelined him in early May and he promptly shredded the initial 6-8 timetable.
Jun 8 - 5:41 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored Monday in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Inland Empire.

Simmons, who is coming back from a UCL tear in his thumb, played five innings in his return to action. The defensive wizard is expected to play three straight games before potentially joining the Angels as soon as this weekend.
Jun 7 - 8:45 AM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Inland Empire.

And he could be ready for activation from the disabled list by the weekend if everything goes according to plan. Simmons has been out since May 8 because of a UCL tear in his left thumb. He was initially given a 6-8 week timetable, so this has been a pretty remarkable recovery for the 26-year-old shortstop. Simmons hit .219/.246/.281 in 118 plate appearances before the injury.
Jun 6 - 2:58 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

Simmons could be ready for activation from the disabled list next weekend if all goes well. It's welcomed new for the Angels, as the shortstop will have missed less than five weeks after being given a 6-8 week timetable to recover from a UCL tear in his left thumb.
Jun 5 - 12:26 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) took batting practice and fielded grounders on Tuesday.

Simmons resumed baseball activities last week and is now progressing quickly toward a minor league rehab assignment. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register suspects the shortstop could be ready in three weeks. He was given a 6-8 week timetable when he landed on the disabled list May 10 with a UCL tear in his left thumb.
May 31 - 6:37 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) has begun baseball activities, per MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.

That includes swinging a bat, playing catch, and fielding grounders. Simmons is just two weeks into his recovery from a UCL tear in his left thumb and will probably remain on the disabled list through much of June. The original timetable issued May 12 called for an absence of 6-8 weeks.
May 24 - 6:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
3Kaleb Cowart
LF1Nick Buss
2Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Nick Tropeano
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
7Brett Oberholtzer
8Andrew Heaney
9C.J. Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Fernando Salas
3Cam Bedrosian
4Jhoulys Chacin
5J.C. Ramirez
6Deolis Guerra
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Cory Rasmus
10Jose Valdez
11A.J. Achter