Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Simmons (ribs) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels' shortstop was scratched from the lineup Tuesday due to some residual rib soreness after being hit by a pitch there the previous day. The one day off was enough for Simmons to get back out there, however, and he'll bat sixth in the order Wednesday against Cody Martin.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Simmons has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

An official reason for his scratch was not immediately provided, but Simmons was hit in the ribs by a Felix Hernandez fastball Monday night and this is presumably related.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Simmons is hitting .297 with six RBI since the All-Star break

EDGE Analysis

Simmons has improved from the .269 batting average he posted in the first half of the season, however in his 101 at-bats since the break, he only has four extra base hits. Regardless, his role as the Angels' starting shortstop isn't in jeopardy.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Simmons is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Due to the late ending time of Saturday's loss, Angels manager Mike Scioscia will rest both Simmons and Mike Trout for Sunday's matinee, paving the way for Cliff Pennington and Nick Buss to grab starts at shortstop and center field, respectively. Simmons is known primarily for his world-class defense, but he's quietly been a decent fantasy performer since the All-Star break, accruing a .306 average to go with 10 runs and six RBI in 105 plate appearances.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 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.