Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Simmons went 3-for-5 with three RBI and scored three runs in Tuesday's 13-5 blowout win against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The shortstop pushed his average to .261, its highest mark since mid-April, with his fourth multi-hit performance in five games. Simmons' three RBI were a season high and gave him 17 on the year. The 26-year-old appears to be suffering no ill-effects from the thumb injury that sidelined him for more than a month from mid-May to June 14.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Simmons went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He's suddenly caught fire at the plate, going 16-for-39 (.410) over the last 10 games to bring his slash line on the season up to .250/.276/.318. Hitting in the ninth spot in a weak Angels lineup isn't doing his counting stats any favors though, as Simmons has just three RBI and six runs during that hot streak.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
1 month ago

Simmons (thumb) has been activated from the disabled list and is batting ninth in the order Wednesday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels have been planning since earlier in the week to activate Simmons ahead of Wednesday's game, and the club made the move official a few hours before first pitch by putting him in the lineup and designating Brendan Ryan for assignment. Simmons was given a two-month timetable to return after undergoing surgery to repair the UCL in his thumb, but the skilled shortstop was able to make it back in just five weeks. Prior to landing on the DL, Simmons was slashing .219/.246/.281 through 31 games.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
1 month ago

Simmons (thumb) is expected to be activated from the DL on Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initially, it was feared Simmons would miss two months as a result of the thumb injury, but he now appears likely to return Wednesday after missing just over five weeks. Simmons is on his way to join the team in Anaheim, and if the thumb checks out, he will slot back in as the everyday shortstop. Simmons went 8-for-24 with two doubles in six minor league rehab games.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
1 month ago

Simmons (thumb) could return to the Angels in the near future after a productive weekend at Triple-A Salt Lake, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons, who's currently on a rehab assignment, may be activated before the end of the Angels' current series against the Twins. While Simmons, who's never been known for his hitting ability, is 7-for-20 between High-A Inland Empire and Triple-A Salt Lake, the Angels are likely wanting to ensure that Simmons is comfortable fielding the ball before having him return to his spot at shortstop.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 months ago

Simmons (thumb) will move from High-A Inland Empire to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Inland Empire's Broadcaster Steve Wendt reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons spent two games rehabbing with Inland Empire, going 2-for-6 with a double during his time in High-A ball. He has progressed quickly from his injury that occurred on May 8 and required a surgical procedure. Simmons could be back with the team as early as this weekend if all goes well, but should at least be back sometime early next week.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 months ago

Simmons (thumb) could be activated at some point over the weekend, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The situation sounds as though it's a best-case scenario rather than something the Angels are actually expecting, but a lot will depend on how Simmons feels following rehab games on Thursday and Friday. The shortstop has progressed more quickly than initially anticipated though, so he could be looking at a return next week even if the weekend isn't in the cards.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 months ago

Simmons (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Inland Empire on Monday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons had been with the Angels the last few days working out in front of team doctors and has progressed quicker than expected since undergoing thumb surgery back on May 10. The Angels initially projected Simmons to be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks, but if his multi-game rehab stint goes according to plan, he could be back from the DL as soon as the weekend. Simmons' return would result in Gregorio Petit falling back into a reserve role.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 months ago

Simmons (thumb) is close to beginning a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's currently working out with Inland Empire, and could get the green light to play in games in the near future. A late-June return still seems like the most likely scenario for the slick-fielding shortstop.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 months ago

Simmons (thumb) took batting practice Tuesday and participated in some light fielding work as well, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons continues to make solid progress as he works his way back from a torn ligament in his thumb. According to Fletcher, Simmons could return in as few as three weeks, which would put him on track for the early end of his initial timetable. With that, a return before July could certainly be in the offing for the shortstop, but he'll need to continue to progress at this rate in order to make that happen.