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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 (knee) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.
Simmons hasn't played since Saturday due to left knee soreness, but it's not a major concern. He's batting seventh in his return. Aug 25 - 3:04 PM

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An MRI has ruled out structural damage in Andrelton Simmons' left knee.

Simmons will miss a second straight start Monday with a sore knee, but he's available off the bench and expected back in there Tuesday. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .261/.324/.337 with just three homers and 32 RBI on the season.
Aug 24 - 4:37 PM

The Braves are hopeful that Andrelton Simmons (knee) will be able to return to the Braves starting lineup on Monday.

Simmons did not play in Sunday's game against the Cubs due to a sore left knee that he tweaked during Saturday's contest. The 25-year-old is hitting .261/.324/.337 with just three homers and 32 RBI on the season.
Aug 23 - 10:17 PM

Andrelton Simmons is not in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to be a simple day of rest. Pedro Ciriaco is filling in for Simmons at shortstop.
Aug 12 - 3:18 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is in the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

Simmons missed the last week of action after suffering a bone bruise in his right thumb on Saturday. He's batting eighth against opposing right-hander Tom Koehler.
Aug 8 - 3:53 PM

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

Simmons hasn't played since suffering a bone bruise in his right thumb on Saturday. He's hoping to return at some point over the weekend. Daniel Castro is filling in again at shortstop.
Aug 7 - 3:52 PM

Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is hoping to return to the Braves' lineup before the end of the week.

Out with a bone bruise in his right thumb, Simmons was able to throw and field ground balls prior to Tuesday's game but has yet to resume swinging a bat. "(Trainer Jeff Porter) says if you see a bat in his hands, hit him over the head with it," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "But he’s getting better."
Aug 5 - 9:09 AM

An MRI has revealed that Andrelton Simmons has a bone bruise in his right thumb.

Simmons suffered the injury when he tried to make a diving catch during Saturday's game. The shortstop was feeling much better on Monday and it doesn't appear at this point that the disabled list is under consideration.
Aug 3 - 11:43 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Andrelton Simmons experienced a "really big improvement" with his sprained right thumb from Sunday to Monday.

Dr. Gary Laurie still needs to read the results of Simmons' MRI before more is known on his status, but it's sounding like the shortstop has a shot to avoid the disabled list. Simmons suffered the injury after trying to make a diving catch during Saturday's game.
Aug 3 - 9:34 PM

Andrelton Simmons will undergo an MRI on his injured right thumb Monday in Atlanta.

It's being called a sprain for now, but there's some concern that the injury is more severe. "I'm hoping, but I'm always a glass half-full kind of guy," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Sunday when asked whether his shortstop is facing an extended absence. Simmons suffered the thumb injury Saturday while diving for a ball.
Aug 3 - 9:27 AM

Andrelton Simmons has been diagnosed with a sprained right thumb.

Simmons was injured on Saturday when he jammed the thumb on a play in left field. It looks like he'll avoid the disabled list for now, as the Braves are hopeful he'll only miss a few games. Daniel Castro is filling in at shortstop Sunday.
Aug 2 - 11:08 AM

Andrelton Simmons left Saturday's game against the Phillies after jamming his right thumb on a play in left field.

Daniel Castro replaced him in the eighth inning. His X-rays came back negative but the soreness could keep Simmons out for a few days. He was hitless in three at-bats before exiting.
Aug 1 - 11:11 PM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Mets asked the Braves about the availability of shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but "the conversation went nowhere."

Olney says Atlanta "placed an unreachable price tag" on the 25-year-old. Simmons hasn't developed offensively as quickly as many were hoping, but he's a generational type of talent defensively and the kind of player the rebuilding Braves want to build around. Simmons is under contract with Atlanta through 2020 at some fairly reasonable rates.
Jul 27 - 10:44 AM

Andrelton Simmons is out of the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Nationals.

Pedro Ciriaco is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in the Braves' series finale with Washington. It's just a day of rest for Simmons, who should be back Friday.
Jun 25 - 1:37 PM

Andrelton Simmons (hand) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

Simmons missed two games after getting struck on his right hand Monday while attempting a bunt. He is batting sixth Thursday versus Boston's Clay Buchholz.
Jun 18 - 3:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Nick Swisher
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Shelby Miller
3Mike Minor
4Williams Perez
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
7Manny Banuelos
8Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Andrew McKirahan
3Peter Moylan
4Ross Detwiler
5Brandon Cunniff
6Matt Marksberry
7Edwin Jackson
8Sugar Ray Marimon
9Chris Withrow
10Shae Simmons
11Jason Grilli
12Paco Rodriguez