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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: 3 | Owned/Started%: 58/37 | Average Draft Position: 238.47
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Braves' Andrelton Simmons: I'm 'taking it slow' with swinging a bat


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Although he has already resumed baseball activities, the Braves aren't going to push shortstop Andrelton Simmons (oblique) back into game action quickly. Simmons told MLB.com on Tuesday that he's "taking it slow" with swinging a bat. He's not expected to play in spring games until next week.


Report: Braves' Simmons might not play in spring games until next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons appears to be recovered from an oblique injury, according to MLB.com. However, he probably won't play in spring games until next week.

Braves' Andrelton Simmons does light throwing, takes dry swings


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) A day after the team announced that Andrelton Simmons will not be throwing for a few days due to a sore oblique, Braves shortstop took the field Friday for some light throwing and some dry swings, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Simmons suffered the injury while working out last week. It's not considered to be a threat to his opening-day status.

"We didn't want him to throw across the (infield Friday)," manager Fredi Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He was cleared to do that, but it was cold and our coaches, Terry (Pendleton) and Carlos (Tosca), took the initiative and said it's cold, it's windy. He did play catch, he warmed up, but we didn't want him to throw across the diamond yet."


Oblique injury will keep Braves' Andrelton Simmons from throwing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons will not throw for a few days because of a sore oblique, according to MLB.com. The Braves are hopeful he will be OK within a week.

Simmons sustained the injury while working out last week. It is not bad enough to keep him from taking infield practice, but it is keeping him from throwing, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Braves coach to work with Upton, Heyward, Simmons in offseason


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) New Braves hitting coach Kevin Seitzer has been asked to work with outfielder B.J. Upton, shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Jason Heyward in the offseason, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

All three players struggled offensively in 2014. Heyward did hit .271, but he slugged just .384 and had 11 home runs. Simmons hit .244 with seven home runs and 46 RBI, while Upton hit .208 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI.


Andrelton Simmons back in action Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons returned to the starting lineup, hitting second Friday night at home against the Mets. Simmons was removed from Wednesday's game against the Nationals after aggravating an ankle injury. He is hitting .251/.297/.374 on the year.

Andrelton Simmons ankle fine


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The ankle injury that Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons aggrevated Wednesday night is not severe enough to keep him out of the lineup going forward, per MLB.com.

Though he was removed from the game in the fourth inning against Washington and was walking with a noticeable limp after the game, Simmons said it wasn't hurting him.

"It's not a sprained ankle," Fredi Gonzalez said. "It's more of an Achilles thing, up high, that bites him every once in a while. I didn't want to take a chance with it."

Simmons ended his six-game hitting streak with a 0-for-2 performance and now owns a stat line of .251/.297/.374.


Andrelton Simmons exits with ankle injury Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was removed from Wednesday's game in the top of the fourth inning due to an apparent ankle injury.

Simmons went 0 for 2 at the plate before exiting, ending a six-game hitting streak. He said after the game that he just tweaked the ankle area, but the injury wasn't bad, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Simmons owns a .243/.285/.333 line with seven home runs and 45 RBI in 510 at-bats.


Andrelton Simmons goes deep Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons went yard Thursday against the Reds. 

Simmons struck in his first at-bat. He worked a seven-pitch at-bat against David Holmberg, hitting a 75 mph curveball for a solo shot. He drove in another run on a groundout during the game. Simmons finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Andrelton Simmons in lineup against Pirates


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is back in action Wednesday in Pittsburgh after being removed from the Tuesday night game with a hip ailment that has plagued him recently.

Simmons hopes to maintain the momentum he has gathered up lately. He has seven hits in his last three games and three runs scored in his last two. He has fanned just 42 times in 417 at-bats this season.


Andrelton Simmons day to day with sore hip


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was removed from Tuesday's game with a sore left hip, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons went 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs and a stolen base in Tuesday's 11-3 win before coming out of the game. He's day to day moving forward and owns a .252/.299/345 line with six home runs, 41 RBI and four stolen bases in 417 at-bats.


Andrelton Simmons hits a solo home run Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons clubbed a solo home run Monday against the Pirates.

Simmons struck in the first inning. He took an 88 mph fastball out to left field for a solo shot. He and Jason Heyward went back-to-back to lead off the game, giving the Braves an immediate two-run lead. Simmons finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Andrelton Simmons set to play Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is back in action Saturday after missing the Friday game against Oakland due to a dental procedure.

Simmons returns after playing just two games since losing time to an ankle injury.


Andrelton Simmons out of lineup Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics, as the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports he is having a dental procedure. He may be able to get back to the ballpark in time to play, but the initial posted lineup does not have him starting.  

Andrelton Simmons back to action Wednesday for Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has returned to the lineup for the Wednesday night game against the Dodgers.

Simmons has been limited to just one at-bat since August 2 with an ankle injury.


Andrelton Simmons available off the bench Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is available off the bench Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Simmons was able to get through pre-game workouts, but will not start. He's aiming to return to the starting lineup Wednesday. Simmons is hitting .249/.297/.340 over 394 at-bats. 


Andrelton Simmons aiming for Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is aiming to return to action Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Simmons is dealing with an ankle injury, and has been able to put in work during pregame warmups recently. Simmons did some running Tuesday, but said his ankle was still a little sore. He's hoping to get back into the starting lineup Wednesday.


Andrelton Simmons still out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has made progress in his recovery from an ankle injury, but is still not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers. He has not played since leaving last Tuesday's game, but is expected back any day now. 

Andrelton Simmons works out Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons jogged, fielded ground balls and took batting practice Monday without any hint of discomfort in his ankle, MLB.com reports.

"He's getting close," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "If it's not [Tuesday], it will be Wednesday. But at the very least, he is progressing well."

Simmons has been sidelined since turning his ankle while stepping on third base last Tuesday.


Braves hope Andrelton Simmons will play Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful injured shortstop Andrelton Simmons will be ready to rejoin the lineup Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"He is getting better," Gonzalez said. "He is progressing. Maybe by Tuesday we’ll get him in a game. Fingers crossed. But he is progressing and that is what we want to hear.{

Simmons has been out since suffering an ankle injury Tuesday, but he has received extensive treatment on the ankle over the past week.


Andrelton Simmons likely out through weekend


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is out of the lineup yet again Friday against the Nationals, as he continues to deal with an ankle injury.

Though Simmons is expected to avoid the disabled list, manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal Constitution he does not expect Simmons to play during this weekend's series. He has been out since Tuesday as a result of the injury.

 


Andrelton Simmons ankle injury worse than first believed


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) The left ankle injury that has sidelined Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is worse that first feared, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported. He is on crutches.

Fredi Gonzalez did say that Simmons should avoid the disabled list, but also that the ankle swelled after it was iced Tuesday night. It remains to be seen if Simmons returns to the lineup Friday, as was first anticipated.


Andrelton Simmons unable to start due to ankle injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was replaced in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Mariners by Ramiro Pena after leaving Tuesday's game with a left ankle sprain. Simmons is expected to remain sidelined until at least Friday against the Nationals.

Report: Andrelton Simmons probably out until Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) A left ankle ailment that knocked Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons out of the game Tuesday night in Seattle will likely keep him sidelined until at least Friday, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Simmons has struggled recently with just eight hits in his last 49 at-bats. He has not achieved a multi-hit game since before the All-Star break.


Andrelton Simmons exits game Tuesday with ankle sprain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was removed from Tuesday's game in the fourth inning due to a left ankle sprain, the team announced.

Simmon suffered the injury on a defensive play, stepping on third base awkwardly and immediately exiting the game. He is listed as day-to-day, and the team will re-evaluate Simmons Wednesday. He went 0 for 1 in Tuesday's game and now owns a .249/.297/.340 line with five home runs and 36 RBI in 394 at-bats.