Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Simmons will serve as the Angels' everyday shortstop in 2017, according to the Orange County Register.

EDGE Analysis

This should come as no surprise considering Simmons is one of the premier defensive shortstops in the game. From an offensive standpoint, the 27-year-old took a step forward last year with a .281 batting average and .324 on-base percentage, both marking career-bests as an everyday player. Simmons doesn't bring much to the table in regards to power, but he did swipe a career-best 10 bags in 124 games last season. If he can can build off the increase in steals and get into the 15 range, then he could have some deep league value as a middle infielder this season.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Simmons went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer -- just his fourth of the year -- against the Angels on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Incredibly, Simmons has hit three of his four 2016 homers in his last seven at-bats. The 27-year-old shortstop has provided solid average all year long, and he's been especially good lately, hitting safely in nine straight starts. After Thursday's strong return for a three-game absence, it seems like the hand injury that held him out is no longer a bother.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Simmons (hand) is back in the lineup Thursday, batting seventh and playing shortstop, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons was forced to miss the past three games due to a hand contusion, but it seems that everything is back in working order. The defensive whiz's first test back from the injury will come against Toronto lefty J.A. Happ, who he's 0-for-2 against in his career.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Simmons (hand) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Although tests on Simmons' hand came back negative Tuesday, The Angels will hold him out for at least one more day to let the swelling and soreness subside. The Angels play host to the Blue Jays on Thursday, but it's unclear whether he'll be ready to take the field by that time. Cliff Pennington will get another start at shortstop Wednesday in Simmons' absence.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Tests on Simmons hand came back negative, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With this latest news, Simmons should still be considered day-to-day. However, there's yet to be an indication as to when he'll return to the lineup. Before getting hurt, Simmons had increased his production at the plate. Over the last 30 games, he's posted a .296/.358/.418 line.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Simmons (hand) is out of the lineup Tuesday against Seattle, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons is dealing with a right hand contusion, so he'll remain on the bench for Tuesday's contest. With Simmons sitting, Cliff Pennington will start at shortstop and hit seventh against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Simmons, who was a late scratch Monday, is dealing with a right hand contusion.

EDGE Analysis

He suffered the injury when his hand was jammed in Sunday's game, and was scratched a few hours prior to Monday's game after being in the initial lineup. Cliff Pennington got the start at shortstop Tuesday. Simmons should be considered day-to-day.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Simmons was a late scratch Monday after jamming his hand in Sunday's game, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury was previously unreported, and the Angels definitely waited a while to eventually decide to hold out their starting shortstop Monday. Cliff Pennington slots in at shortstop in his stead. Simmons should be considered day-to-day.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
5 months ago

Simmons went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons backed Jered Weaver with a pair of long balls, giving Los Angeles a 2-1 lead with his second-inning home run before delivering the game-winning blow with another solo shot in the sixth. The home runs were his first since April 27, snapping an 84-game homerless drought for the defensively gifted shortstop. Simmons has compensated by batting a career-high .286, but it's been mostly empty as he's slugging just .371. It appears the 17 home runs he tallied as a rookie in 2013 were a fluke, as he's managed only 14 in 400 games since.

Andrelton Simmons
SS LAA
6 months 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.