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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 went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Mets.
Simmons kept the Braves in the game for a while but they weren't able to capitalize on any of their other opportunities. The shortstop doubled in a run in the second inning to reduce the Braves' deficit to 3-1, then brought home a run with a single in the fourth to make it 3-2. Simmons is now on a seven-game hitting streak and is batting .291/.339/.418 with 10 RBI. Apr 23 - 5:04 PM

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Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run triple, but the Braves suffered a loss at the hands of the Mets on Sunday.

Simmons tied the game in the bottom of the second, knocking in two runs with a triple to left-center field. Simmons is hitting well to start the season, batting .304 (7-for-23) with three doubles, a triple, and five RBI. He suffered a drastic loss in power from 2013 to '14, dropping from 27 doubles and 17 home runs to 18 doubles and seven home runs. If he has a power resurgence, he'll have plenty of value as power is rather rare from the shortstop position.
Apr 12 - 4:27 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Simmons contributed a two-run single in the Braves' big six-run first inning, and he added two more knocks as the night wore on. He's now 3-for-9 (.333) on the young season. Simmons is one of the few notable players left on the Braves, but he still hits near the bottom of the lineup and isn't known for his offense despite nights like this.
Apr 7 - 10:39 PM

Andrelton Simmons hit his second homer Tuesday against the Phillies.

The good news is that Simmons is killing the ball since returning from a strained oblique, batting .467 with 12 RBI in 30 at-bats. The bad is that manager Fredi Gonzalez seems to have had a change of heart about batting him second, what with Eric Young Jr. likely emerging as the leadoff man and Nick Markakis still needing to hit somewhere near the top. As a result, Simmons will find himself in the barren wasteland that is the bottom half of the Braves order. Maybe he'll drive in a tumbleweed now and again.
Mar 24 - 5:10 PM

Andrelton Simmons said after Monday's game that his left elbow feels fine.

Simmons was hit in the elbow by a pitch Monday and was a bit scared initially after it went numb, but he iced it immediately and already feels improvement. The 25-year-old had his Grapefruit League debut delayed due to a strained oblique, but he's been swinging the bat well this spring.
Mar 23 - 4:58 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Simmons has been awfully quick to play catchup after missing a couple of weeks with a strained oblique; he's 9-for-16 with a homer since returning to the lineup.
Mar 17 - 4:46 PM

Andrelton Simmons made his spring debut as a designated hitter Friday and went 1-for-3 against the Tigers.

Simmons had been sidelined by an oblique strain. He's expected to play shortstop at some point this weekend.
Mar 13 - 5:05 PM

Andrelton Simmons (oblique) will make his spring debut Thursday against the Yankees.

Simmons suffered a strained oblique in the early part of camp, so the Braves have brought him along slowly. However, he's finally ready for game action and should be fine for the season.
Mar 10 - 3:47 PM

Andrelton Simmons (oblique) has taken regular batting practice the past two days.

Simmons has been nursing a strained oblique for over a week but has been making steady progress. "He's getting closer," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. It sounds like we can expect the slick-fielding shortstop to return to Grapefruit League action later this week.
Mar 8 - 1:26 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Trevor Cahill
6Eric Stults
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ian Thomas
8Michael Kohn
9John Cornely
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons