Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 1 week ago

Simmons is out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated a desire to give Simmons a day of rest, and he will employ that Thursday. Pedro Ciriaco will receive the start in his place, batting eighth for the Braves.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 weeks ago

Simmons (hand) will return to the Braves' lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

Simmons was reportedly ready to go Wednesday if needed, but wasn't in the lineup and didn't make an appearance. However, he will rejoin the lineup Thursday, and should be fine moving forward barring a setback of some kind.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 weeks ago

Simmons said he will test his hand/finger in batting practice Wednesday and is "ready to go" if needed, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

He is not in Wednesday's lineup, but it sounds like he could be available as a defensive replacement or pinch-hitter if necessary. Pedro Ciriaco will start at shortstop Wednesday and Simmons should be considered day-to-day.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 weeks ago

Simmons (finger) remains out of the lineup Wednesday.

He missed Tuesday's game due to swelling in his hand and fingers, and it sounds like he is truly day-to-day. Pedro Ciriaco will get the start at shortstop and hit eighth Wednesday.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 weeks ago

Simmons, who is not in the lineup Tuesday, is dealing with swelling in his hand and fingers, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons will be held out Tuesday, but he told reporters that he believes he could play through the swelling, so it doesn't appear to be anything to worry about. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said it's a possibility that Simmons could return Wednesday, but he did not offer any confirmation. Consider Simmons day-to-day until further notice.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 weeks ago

Simmons is not in the lineup Tuesday in Boston.

Simmons will be given a rare night off, as Pedro Ciriaco enters the lineup to face Red Sox left-hander Wade Miley. Ciriaco will handle shortstop duties and bat eighth in the order.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 1 month ago

Simmons went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Giants.

He's quietly put together an eight-game hitting streak, raising his average 22 points to .267 in that time. Unfortunately, Simmons' streak has included exactly zero extra-base hits, which isn't very promising from a fantasy perspective. He's best left for deeper formats that utilize a middle-infield lineup slot.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 months ago

Simmons is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Simmons has started each of the Braves' first 36 games this season at shortstop, so he was likely overdue for a maintenance day anyway. Pedro Ciiaco will man the position instead for the Sunday afternoon contest against right-hander Henderson Alvarez.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 months ago

Simmons will move up from sixth to second in the order Sunday against the Reds, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons is being rewarded for his strong showing at the dish Saturday, during which he went 2-for-2 with a single, double, two walks, and two runs scored. The 25-year-old's defense is unparalleled at the shortstop spot, but it's his career .298 on-base percentage that has prevented him from receiving much universal acclaim in the fantasy realm. Saturday's showing is a step in the right direction, though Simmons will have to string together a few more games like that before his favorable placement in the Braves' lineup starts to yield more runs.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 months 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.