Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 1 day ago

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was diagnosed with a sprained thumb Sunday, and he is expected to miss at least a few games, according to X-rays on Simmons' thumb showed no fractures after he had the digit examined following Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, and it is still possible that he could be placed on the 15-day disabled list. He will be evaluated again in Atlanta on Monday, which will help determine the need for the DL placement. Simmons suffered the injury during an at-bat in the seventh inning Saturday, as he was replaced by Daniel Castro for the eighth inning. He was still experiencing some soreness and swelling with his thumb Sunday, which is why he was held out of the lineup. Castro is expected to get a majority of the playing time while Simmons is sidelined, though Pedro Ciriaco could also fill in.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 4 weeks ago

Simmons in not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

It would seem Simmons is merely receiving a mental break after going 2-for-21 to begin July, as the team has not suggested he's injured in any way. Pedro Ciriaco will man short and bat seventh in place of Simmons, who is slugging .348 on the season, with his last home run coming all the way back on May 11.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 1 month 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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.