Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 6 Days

Andrelton Simmons (wrist) remained out of the Braves' lineup Friday.

It's the second straight contest he's missed after jamming his right wrist during Wednesday's game. Simmons is aiming to return to action sometime over the weekend. Ramiro Pena is filling in again at shortstop.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 7 Days

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Thursday that Andrelton Simmons (wrist) is unlikely to play on Friday.

Gonzalez said that Friday is a possibility but hinted that there's a better chance of the shortstop returning on Saturday or Sunday. The skipper added that Simmons' wrist is more of an issue while swinging than it is while throwing. Ramiro Pena is handling shortstop for the Braves while Simmons is out.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 7 Days

Andrelton Simmons was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Mets due to a jammed right wrist.

Simmons jammed his wrist when he stumbled across home plate on Wednesday night. Consider him day-to-day for now. Ramiro Pena will start in his place and hit eighth.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 26 Days

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 and hit his first spring homer Saturday against the Red Sox.

Simmons went hitless in five straight games earlier this month, but he's rebounded with four hits in 10 at-bats in his last three games, pushing his average back up to .275.

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Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-3 with a two-run double in the Braves' 8-4 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday.

Simmons hit eighth today, something that figures to carry over into the regular season. He should soon prove too good for that spot, but the Braves don't really have anyone else who would make much sense there. Even if neither Dan Uggla nor B.J. Upton projects to be any better than Simmons, hitting one of those two in front of the pitcher would just further decrease their chances of rebounding.

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Braves signed SS Andrelton Simmons to a seven-year, $58 million contract extension.

The Braves announced the news Thursday morning on their official team Twitter feed. Simmons wasn't even going to be arbitration-eligible until 2015, but the Atlanta front office loves his elite-level defense at shortstop and the progress he's made offensively so they went ahead and made the big commitment. Simmons is now under Braves control through the 2020 campaign. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the contract's financial value.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves want to sign Andrelton Simmons to a long-term extension, but the two sides "differ" on his offensive value.

The Braves are fully aware that Simmons has become the best defensive shortstop in the game, but it sounds like they want to see a little more progress from him at the plate before they commit big dollars. Simmons batted just .248/.296/.396 last season, but he swatted 17 homers and had an improved .255/.316/.472 line in the second half. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time next winter.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are exploring pre-arbitration extensions for shortstop Andrelton Simmons and starter Julio Teheran.

The Braves signed first baseman Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million contract extension on Tuesday and also did a two-year, $13.1 million deal with outfielder Jason Heyward. Simmons won Gold Glove and Platinum Glove honors in 2013 for his stellar defense at shortstop. Teheran posted a 3.20 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 170 strikeouts in 185 2/3 innings.

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Andrelton Simmons won the 2013 Rawlings National League Platinum Glove Award, recognizing the best defensive player in the league.

The dazzling 24-year-old shortstop narrowly beat out Yadier Molina and Carlos Gomez to achieve the honor. Molina had taken home the honors each of the first two seasons of its existence. Only players who won Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were eligible, and a combination of SABR's defensive index metric and fan votes were used to determine the winner.

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Andrelton Simmons has been named the 2013 National League Gold Glove winner at shortstop.

Simmons was one of the slam-dunk winners, as he had one of the best defensive years ever at shortstop. It's the first in what figures to be a bunch of Gold Gloves for the youngster. He beat out the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki and the Nationals' Ian Desmond for the award.