Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 weeks ago

Simmons will bat second Wednesday against the Marlins, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons was stuck down in the No. 8 spot for the first two games, both against right-handers, but he'll jump all the way to the two-hole Wednesday against right-hander Tom Koehler. The 25-year-old Simmons had three singles, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's blowout of Miami. It seems his spot in the order against righties may be fluid, and it's uncertain where he'll bat against southpaws.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 weeks ago

Simmons went 3-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and a strikeout in Tuesday's 12-2 win over the Marlins.

After an 0-for-4 showing in his 2015 debut, Simmons chipped in three singles out of the eight-hole Tuesday. His two-RBI base knock in the first inning gave the Braves a 6-0 lead, and he then came around to score. It's an encouraging sign, as Simmons had just five three-hit games all of last season, but he appears stuck near the bottom of the order against right-handers for now.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 1 month ago

Simmons (oblique) made his spring debut Thursday, going 1-for-3 in the Braves' 3-2 loss to the Yankees.

Simmons also looked spry at short, turning a double play in the third and also making several strong throws in his five innings in the field. His base knock was a single off former teammate David Carpenter in his final at-bat. An oblique strain delayed Simmons for nearly two weeks, but it doesn't seem he will have any major restrictions moving forward, and the team never expressed any serious concern as to his Opening Day availability.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 1 month ago

Simmons (oblique) is set to make his spring debut Thursday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

He has been out so far with an oblique strain, but with him returning this week, he should have no problem getting in enough work to be ready for Opening Day. Simmons is best saved for deeper mixed leagues and NL-only leagues as he has yet to show much offensive ability other than selling out for 10-15 homers at the expense of his batting average.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 1 month ago

Simmons (oblique) took batting practice Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons continues to progress steadily from his oblique strain, likely putting him on tap for a return to Grapefruit League action next week. The injury shouldn't impact Simmons' place on cheat sheets as fantasy players prepare for their drafts and auctions.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 months ago

Simmons seems to have recovered from his sore oblique but won't play in games until next week, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

It sounds like the slick-fielding shortstop will be back in action early next week, and his status for the start of the season does not appear to be in jeopardy.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 months ago

Simmons (oblique) started throwing and took some light swings Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons didn't do much in the first full-squad workout Thursday, but is starting to return in a limited capacity. He isn't expected to miss any time during the regular season, but the Braves may bring him along slowly in spring training to avoid a setback heading into the season.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 months ago

Simmons has been diagnosed with an oblique strain and will be restricted from throwing and hitting for now as a precautionary measure, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Team trainers believe it's only a minor strain, but Simmons will be limited to taking groundballs, stretching and running until the muscle feels better. Simmons reportedly began experiencing some soreness after hitting close to two weeks ago, and he doesn't want to make it worse by doing too much. There's still six weeks until the start of the season, so Simmons should have enough time to get right, but it's a situation to monitor.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 7 months ago

Simmons is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Simmons has made 144 starts at shortstop for the Braves this season, but manager Fredi Gonzalez will give the 25-year-old defensive wiz a day off in favor of Phil Gosselin on Sunday afternoon. With the Braves out of the playoff chase, Simmons is one of several regulars sitting out Sunday's season finale.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 7 months ago

Simmons is out of the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

Simmons will get the day off Friday following 13 straight starts. Phil Gosselin will man shortstop and lead off for the Braves in his place.