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19 Andrelton Simmons SS
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 9/4/1989 | Birthplace: Mundo-Nobo, CAN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 47/25 | Average Draft Position: 209.09
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Braves SS Andrelton Simmons hitting second in return to lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/2/2015) After missing the last two games with ankle inflammation, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday's series-finale with the Marlins. 

Simmons has been hitting well lately, batting .324 (12 for 37) with three doubles over his last 10 games.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) still sidelined Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/1/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins. Simmons was scratched from Monday's starting nine due to right ankle inflammation and he is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days.

Daniel Castro, who was just recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday, will get the start at shortstop in place of Simmons.


Braves scratch Andrelton Simmons from Monday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) The Braves removed shortstop Andrelton Simmons from Monday's lineup due to right ankle inflammation, the team announed. He was replaced by Pedro Ciriaco. Simmons is hitting .265 with three home runs and 34 RBI in 118 games.

Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) still sidelined Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2015) A bruised thumb will keep Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons out of the lineup Friday against Miami for the sixth straight game.

Simmons had been hopeful that he could return to action at some point this weekend.

He will attempt to break from a 2-for-20 slide when he does come back.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons sidelined a fifth straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons' absence from the starting lineup extended to Thursday's game against the Marlins, as he missed a fifth straight start due to a bruised thumb. Daniel Castro continues to start in his absence.

Simmons said Thursday he remains hopeful he will be able to play this weekend.

"Still a little sore. It is feeling better. It's definitely improving," he said.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons misses another game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was not back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Giants, missing a fourth straight start due to a bruised thumb. Daniel Castro started in Simmons' absence.

Braves SS Andrelton Simmons sidelined a third straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was sidelined a third straight game Tuesday against the Giants due to a bone bruise in his thumb. He remains day to day.

Since a four-hit game June 20, Simmons is batting .196 (22 for 112) in his last 34 games. He has one double, two RBI, six runs, 11 walks and 11 strikeouts in that span.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has bone bruise on thumb


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) An MRI on Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons' thumb revealed that he is suffering from a bone bruise, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Simmons originnaly injured the thumb in Saturday's game, and hasn't played since.

The Braves did not indicate how long they expect Simmons to remain sidelined with the injury.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons sidelined again Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons missed a second straight start Monday against the Giants due to a thumb injury, which could require a stint on the disabled list. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Daniel Castro.

The team is awaiting the results of an MRI before determining how long Simmons will be out, reports MLB.com.

"He took an MRI," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday, "[but] Dr. [Gary] Laurie hasn't read it yet. He's going to be here tonight so I'm sure as soon as he reads it, examines him, we'll get a better read on it."

Since a four-hit game June 20, Simmons is batting .196 (22 for 112) in his last 34 games. He has one double, two RBI, six runs, 11 walks and 11 strikeouts in that span.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) a no-go Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) A thumb injury has Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons sidelined Sunday against Philadelphia.

Simmons sustained the injury while diving for a ball in the Saturday defeat to the Phillies. X-rays came back negative, but it remains to be seen how long he is out. He will be evaluated Monday in Atlanta, at which time it will be determined if he needs to go on the disabled list, per MLB.com.

To add insult to injury, Simmons was in a 2-for-20 slide when he went down.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons hurts thumb in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hurt his right thumb during Saturday's loss to the Phillies, per AJC.com.

X-rays on the thumb came up negative, but the severity of the injury is not yet clear. Simmons went 0 for 3 with a strikeout on Saturday.


Andrelton Simmons has double, RBI for Braves


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 1 for 3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Simmons hit his 15th double of the year and drove in his 30th run, the only run the Braves scored in the game.

Simmons has five RBI in the last five games and has hit in three of the last four. 


Braves' Andrelton Simmons sits on Tuesday as struggles continue


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Brewers. Simmons had started each of the last 10 games, struggling to a .143 batting average with just one RBI over that stretch.

Pedro Ciriaco is getting the start at shortstop, while batting seventh on Tuesday.


Braves opt to rest shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was held out the starting lineup Thursday against the Nationals. Pedro Ciriaco started in Simmons' absence.

Simmons wasn't in the lineup for the first time in seven games Thursday. It was just the fourth time all season he started the game on the bench.

Simmons is batting .288 (23 for 80) with three doubles, eight RBI, 10 runs, five walks and one strikeout in his last 20 games. He hasn't homered in 38 games, which is the third-longest home run drought of his career, according to Baseball-Reference.com. The longest drought lasted 51 games (2014).


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons goes 4 for 4 vs. Mets on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons continued to torment Mets pitching with a four-hit effort in Saturday's 6-4 win. Simmons went 4 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the victory.

Simmons, a career .256 hitter, is batting .328 in 51 career games against the Mets. That's his highest mark against any team with a minimum of 20 games played. 

Overall, the slick-fielding shortstop is batting .364 (16 for 44) over his last 11 games.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons back in lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made his return to the starting lineup Thursday against the Red Sox after missing the last two games due to a hand injury. 

Simmons is hitless in his last two games (eight at-bats). But he is batting .303 with two doubles, 10 RBI, 10 runs and seven walks in his last 23 games.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons out again with sore hand


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons did not return to the starting lineup Wednesday against thr Red Sox, missing a second straight game due to a sore hand. Pedro Ciriaco was once again starting in Simmons' absence.

Simmons is hitless in his last two games (eight at-bats). However, he is batting .303 with two doubles, 10 RBI, 10 runs and seven walks in his last 23 games.

"Talking to Simmons today, he wanted to be in the lineup," manager Fredi Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "But we decided to hold him out one more day, take some ground balls, take some BP. I'm sure he'll be available [to pinch-hit] today and I'm sure he'll be in the lineup tomorrow."


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons not starting on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) After starting each of the last 27 games, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is getting a day off on Tuesday, as he has been held out of the lineup against the Red Sox. Simmons has appeared in every game this season, and is batting .263 (15 for 57) in 14 games this month.

Simmons is also dealing with a sore hand and is receiving treatment. The Braves are considering Simmonds day-to-day for now, according to the Braves radio network.

"I want to play, I like being involved. I like helping my teammates win. If they think I'm not well enough, I'm ok with that," Simmons said.

Pedro Ciriaco will get the rare start at shortstop and bat eighth on Tuesday in Boston.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons collects three RBI in Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 2 for 4 at the plate with three RBI during Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Padres.

Simmons drove in the three runs when he doubled off James Shields in the sixth inning. Over his last 17 games, Simmons is hitting .308 with nine RBI and two doubles.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons collects three hits in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 3 for 5 during Monday's 8-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Simmons also drove in a run and scored one during the game. The three hits extended his hitting streak to 10 games. He is 15 for 37 with four RBI over that period.

"He's fine. I don't really want to talk about Simmons offensively, really," manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the game, per MLB.com. "Every time we talk about him, he goes 0-for-14 or something."


Juan Uribe starting, batting fifth in Braves lineup Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) The newest Braves acquisition, Juan Uribe, will start at third base and bat fifth Wednesday night against his former team, the Dodgers. 

The Dodgers traded Uribe to Atlanta for Alberto Callaspo on Tuesday. 

Left fielder Johnny Gomes will hit seventh and Andrelton Simmons will bat eighth. 

The only other change from Tuesday is that A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher for Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski is hitting sixth. 


Braves' Andrelton Simmons out, Pedro Ciriaco in Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

Simmons has started all 36 games at shortstop this season but will receive his first break Sunday, with Pedro Ciriaco taking his place at the position and batting seventh. It's the first start of the season at any position for the backup infielder, who is 2 for 4 with two RBI in five games.

The Braves are underdogs (+117) in Miami Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons homers in win over Reds


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit his third home run of the season in Monday night's 2-1 win over the Reds. 

Simmons hit a solo shot to center field in to lead off the top of the fourth inning to tie the game up at 1-1. Simmons finished the game 2 for 5 with two strikeouts. Simmons has now recorded at least one hit in nine out of his last 10 games. 

He's hit a home run in two of his past five outings. 

Simmons is now hitting .282/.346/.460 for the season. 


Braves' Simmons homers, collects three hits Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 3 for 4 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 7-5 win over the Phillies Wednesday.

Simmons kicked off the scoring with a first-inning home run, and he was able to score the team's second run in the fourth inning to break a tie and give the Braves a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The shortstop has hit .292/.359/.462 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 106 at-bats. He's hitting plenty well enough to remain in the No. 2 spot in the lineup for the foreseeable future.


Andrelton Simmons gets two hits in Braves' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 2 for 2 with two walks in Saturday's loss to Cincinnati. 

Simmons doubled, drove in a run and scored twice, while lifting his average to .264. He now has six doubles and 14 RBI for the season.