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Simmons seems to have recovered from his sore oblique but won't play in games until next week, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

It sounds like the slick-fielding shortstop will be back in action early next week, and his status for the start of the season does not appear to be in jeopardy.

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Simmons (oblique) started throwing and took some light swings Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons didn't do much in the first full-squad workout Thursday, but is starting to return in a limited capacity. He isn't expected to miss any time during the regular season, but the Braves may bring him along slowly in spring training to avoid a setback heading into the season.

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Simmons has been diagnosed with an oblique strain and will be restricted from throwing and hitting for now as a precautionary measure, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Team trainers believe it's only a minor strain, but Simmons will be limited to taking groundballs, stretching and running until the muscle feels better. Simmons reportedly began experiencing some soreness after hitting close to two weeks ago, and he doesn't want to make it worse by doing too much. There's still six weeks until the start of the season, so Simmons should have enough time to get right, but it's a situation to monitor.

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Simmons is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Simmons has made 144 starts at shortstop for the Braves this season, but manager Fredi Gonzalez will give the 25-year-old defensive wiz a day off in favor of Phil Gosselin on Sunday afternoon. With the Braves out of the playoff chase, Simmons is one of several regulars sitting out Sunday's season finale.

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Simmons is out of the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

Simmons will get the day off Friday following 13 straight starts. Phil Gosselin will man shortstop and lead off for the Braves in his place.

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Simmons was 3-for-4 in his return to the Braves' lineup Friday night.

He left Wednesday's game after tweaking his ankle/Achilles, but started and played the entire game in this one. He had a nice night at the plate, unfortunately his three hits were not enough (the rest of the team produced just two more) to generate a win.

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Simmons (ankle) is in the lineup Friday, batting second against the Mets.

Simmons will return to the field after leaving Wednesday's game against the Nationals after tweaking his ankle/Achilles. With the Braves basically out of contention this season, Simmons' return to the field suggests he's fully over his minor ailment.

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Simmons left Wednesday's game against the Nationals after tweaking his ankle/Achilles, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

As feared, Simmons aggravated his ankle injury decelerating into second base after a Freddie Freeman single in the first inning. However, the 25-year-old downplayed the severity of the setback, saying it's "not bad." He appears no worse than day-to-day ahead of Friday's game against the Mets.

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Simmons left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with a possible ankle injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simmons left after the third inning, with O'Brien speculating he likely aggravated his ankle injury while decelerating into second base in the first. The team figures to provide an update before long, but Simmons will be afforded a day of rest anyway, with the team off Thursday.

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Simmons is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

Simmons is coming off a 0-for-10 stretch at the plate over the past three games, and will get a day to clear his head. Phil Gosselin is in the lineup at shortstop, batting second for the Braves.