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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
Contract: view contract details

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Andrelton Simmons hit his first homer of the year Wednesday in the Angels' 4-2 defeat of the Royals.
It's a start. Simmons should be hitting ninth in the AL lineup, but the Angels have so little talent in the bottom half of their order that they've taken to hitting him sixth. He's batting .241/.259/.325 with five RBI and six runs scored through 83 at-bats. He has as many GIDPs as RBI. Apr 28 - 3:19 AM

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Andrelton Simmons will bat second for the Angels on Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.

Simmons has a 12-game hitting streak, though they've mostly been 1-for-4s. He'll try to bring some spark Wednesday to a struggling Angels offense, but it's a tall task with the Pale Hose throwing ace lefty Chris Sale.
Apr 20 - 11:43 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored as the Angels' No. 6 hitter on Monday.

Simmons entered the night batting .234/.234/.277 in 47 at-bats, but he moved up a spot in the lineup tonight because C.J. Cron had been even worse. He had as many runs+RBI tonight as he did in his first 12 starts combined. Of course, he's not really in there for his bat (and in a better lineup, he'd be hitting ninth).
Apr 19 - 12:16 AM

Andrelton Simmons is not in the Angels starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the slick-fielding shortstop. Cliff Pennington will draw the start in his place and bat ninth against Ricky Nolasco and the Twins on Saturday.
Apr 16 - 11:15 AM

Andrelton Simmons will play shortstop Tuesday against the Athletics.

Simmons missed a few games while battling arm tightness but returned to the lineup as a DH on Thursday. Now he's ready to give shortstop a try. Simmons has had a decent spring so far with 11 hits in 35 at-bats (.314). The Braves traded him to Los Angeles this winter for Erick Aybar, Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis.
Mar 22 - 2:08 PM

Andrelton Simmons (arm) could resume playing shortstop as soon as Tuesday.

Simmons has been relegated to designated hitter duty of late due to some fatigue in his throwing arm. There's no real concern here, however.
Mar 20 - 1:03 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Andrelton Simmons (arm) should be playing shortstop at some point next week.

Simmons has been limited to the DH role in recent days while battling arm fatigue. He should have no difficulty being ready for the start of the regular season.
Mar 19 - 1:50 PM

Andrelton Simmons (arm) went 3-for-4 against the Royals on Friday.

All three hits were singles. Simmons served as the DH for the second straight day as he makes his way back from some arm fatigue. He’s expected to be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 18 - 6:45 PM

Andrelton Simmons (arm) said Wednesday that he is only being held out of action as a precaution.

Simmons has now missed three straight games due to some recurring arm tightness, but it sounds like something that he would play through if it was the regular season. The Angels are just playing things safe with their new shortstop.
Mar 16 - 12:56 PM

Andrelton Simmons (arm) is out of the Angels' lineup again Wednesday.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Simmons was expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday, but he's apparently not ready yet. The defensive whiz has been dealing with some arm tightness this spring, but there's nothing to indicate that it will impact his readiness for the season.
Mar 16 - 11:15 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Andrelton Simmons is dealing with a recurrence of his recent arm issue.

Simmons was slowed in the early part of the Cactus League schedule and hasn't played shortstop for the past two days. His absence appears to be precautionary more than anything else, as he's expected to return to action on Wednesday.
Mar 15 - 1:45 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Simmons had just three hits in 16 at-bats coming into the game. Arm tightness kept the 26-year-old out of action early in the Cactus League schedule, but he's fine and looking to round into form at the plate ahead of Opening Day. His two-hit day raised his spring average to .263.
Mar 12 - 7:07 PM

Andrelton Simmons (arm) was hitless in three at-bats out of the DH spot on Friday against the Cubs.

Simmons has been slowed for a couple of days due to some arm tightness, but it’s not a major concern. He’s expected to start at shortstop on Saturday.
Mar 4 - 5:49 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Andrelton Simmons has "a little arm issue."

Simmons won't appear at shortstop for the Angels in their next couple of Cactus League games, but he should be able to DH. This doesn't sound like anything to be worried about. The two-time Gold Glove Award winner was acquired from Atlanta back in November.
Mar 3 - 12:21 PM

Angels acquired SS Andrelton Simmons and C Jose Briceno from the Braves for SS Erick Aybar, LHP Sean Newcomb, RHP Chris Ellis and cash.

Simmons, recently crowned the best defensive player in the game, heads to an Angels team ready to make a run at a World Series in 2016. The 26-year-old shortstop is a two-time Gold Glove winner who could have easily won his third this past season. Simmons will make $6 million in 2016 and is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2020, part of the reason the Angels were willing to pay such a steep price.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 08:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Greg Mahle
8Cam Bedrosian