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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Matt Shoemaker
4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra
9Jose Alvarez