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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 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

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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

Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game after tweaking his ankle and Achilles.

Simmons said the injury wasn't bad, and he exited the clubhouse without a noticeable limp. He's day-to-day, but it doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of the lineup long, if at all.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent ankle injury.

The Braves haven't said a reason for his departure, but Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat writer David O'Brien said it appeared Simmons aggravated a previous ankle injury running from first to second base in the first inning. Phil Gosselin replaced Simmons at shortstop, and the Braves should update his situation shortly.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday.

On a night where the Braves could get very little done against Derek Holland and company, Simmons was the only member of the team to pick up multiple hits. He is in the midst of a highly disappointing season, slashing a mere .242/.286/.331 with seven homers and 45 RBI in his 133 games.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Jesus Flores
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Zoilo Almonte
2Jonny Gomes
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Melvin Upton
2Eric Young Jr.
3Joe Benson
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Eric Stults
7Michael Foltynewicz
8Chien-Ming Wang
9Cody Martin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Josh Outman
5Luis Avilan
6Juan Jaime
7Brandon Cunniff
8Todd Coffey
9Leyson Septimo
10Shae Simmons