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Andrelton Simmons | Shortstop

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Andrelton Simmons (oblique) said he's "taking it slow" with swinging a bat.
Simmons was diagnosed with an oblique strain last week, but has already resumed some baseball activities. However, the Braves don't want to push it this early in spring training, as a setback could cost him multiple weeks. He's unlikely to play in the early Grapefruit League games. Mar 3 - 12:23 PM

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Andrelton Simmons (oblique) probably won't make his Grapefruit League debut for another week.

Simmons is thought to be over his oblique strain, but the Braves are going to play it extra safe here in early March. He should be 100 percent for the start of the 2014 season and will try to rebound offensively after batting just .244/.286/.331 with seven home runs in 146 games last year. Simmons is only 25 years old.
Mar 2 - 1:23 PM

Andrelton Simmons (oblique) did some light throwing and took some dry swings on Friday.

It's a surprise given that he was diagnosed with an oblique strain just a day ago. Simmons will likely continue to slowly build up his hitting progression over the next few days, but it sounds like he won't be sidelined very long at all. The slick-fielding shortstop hit .244/.286/.331 with seven home runs in 146 games last season.
Feb 27 - 1:09 PM

Andrelton Simmons is taking it easy in Braves camp after being diagnosed with a strained oblique.

It's no big deal here in late February. Simmons will likely refrain from throwing and hitting for the next week or two, but he has plenty of time to catch up before the start of the 2015 regular season. The 25-year-old shortstop is aiming for a big bounceback after hitting just .244/.286/.331 with seven home runs in 146 games last summer for Atlanta.
Feb 26 - 11:01 AM

Andrelton Simmons has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner at shortstop.

Simmons didn't progress as hoped at the plate in 2014, but he remained elite defensively. The slick-fielding shortstop beat out Adeiny Hechavarria and Zack Cozart for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle, Achilles) went 3-for-4 in his return to action Friday against the Mets.

He had a pair of singles and a double, giving him his first three-hit game since May 19. Simmons left Wednesday's game after tweaking his ankle/Achilles, but it's apparently not a major concern.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game after tweaking his ankle and Achilles.

Simmons said the injury wasn't bad, and he exited the clubhouse without a noticeable limp. He's day-to-day, but it doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of the lineup long, if at all.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent ankle injury.

The Braves haven't said a reason for his departure, but Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat writer David O'Brien said it appeared Simmons aggravated a previous ankle injury running from first to second base in the first inning. Phil Gosselin replaced Simmons at shortstop, and the Braves should update his situation shortly.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday.

On a night where the Braves could get very little done against Derek Holland and company, Simmons was the only member of the team to pick up multiple hits. He is in the midst of a highly disappointing season, slashing a mere .242/.286/.331 with seven homers and 45 RBI in his 133 games.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:02:00 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-4 on Monday, leaving him 3-for-27 this month.

Simmons hit .289/.298/.489 with three homers through the first month of the season. Since then, he's come in at .228/.280/.294 with four homers in 394 at-bats. Obviously, he still has his outrageous glove working in his favor, but as a fantasy shortstop, he's been quite the disappointment.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

Simmons has dealt with ankle and hip ailments recently, but he says he's feeling fine. With Monday's off day, he'll get two days of rest in a row. Phil Gosselin is filling in at shortstop Sunday.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 11:54:00 AM

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.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:50:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 03:27:00 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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:23:00 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.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 03:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
3John Buck
4Jesus Flores
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jace Peterson
4Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Zoilo Almonte
2Jonny Gomes
3Eric Young Jr.
CF1Melvin Upton
2Eury Perez
3Joe Benson
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Eric Stults
8Manny Banuelos
9Chien-Ming Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3James Russell
4Luis Avilan
5Jim Johnson
6Juan Jaime
7Arodys Vizcaino
8Michael Kohn
9Josh Outman
10Ian Thomas
11Donnie Veal
12Matt Capps
13Jose Veras
14Shae Simmons