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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 (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

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Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

The Angels are optimistic he'll only need six weeks but it's still a lengthy absence. Brendan Ryan and Cliff Pennington will platoon at shortstop while Simmons recovers. He was only hitting .219 with one homer before the injury.
May 12 - 7:59 PM

Angels placed SS Andrelton Simmons on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury.

Simmons was diagnosed Monday with a full thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and will require surgery to repair the injury. It's not clear how long he will be on the shelf, but it's going to be at least a few months. Anaheim acquired veteran Brendan Ryan from the Nationals on Tuesday evening and will probably alternate between Ryan and Cliff Pennington at the shortstop position moving forward.
May 10 - 5:29 PM

Andrelton Simmons will require surgery on his left thumb.

This season just keeps getting worse for the Angels. Simmons left Sunday's game with a left thumb sprain and it turns out that he's dealing with a full thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. More should be known about a timetable after surgery, but the defensive wizard is likely to miss at least a couple of months.
May 9 - 6:32 PM

Andrelton Simmons was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Rays with an injury to his wrist.

Simmons sustained the injury diving in the hole for a ground ball off the bat of Evan Longoria. He'll presumably head for X-rays and the team should have an update on his status and availability afterwards.
May 8 - 4:33 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Kaleb Cowart
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Nick Tropeano
4C.J. Wilson
5Andrew Heaney
6Jhoulys Chacin
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Greg Mahle
8Cam Bedrosian
9Deolis Guerra