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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.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 Months

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.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 Months

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.

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Simmons is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

Simmons went 1-for-4 Saturday night with a double and two strikeouts and will take a three game hitting streak with him to the bench. Phil Gosselin will play shortstop in his place and bat second for the Braves.

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Simmons hit a solo homer and finished with a pair of RBI in Thursday's win at Cincinnati. It was his seventh home run of the season.

Simmons left Tuesday's game early with a sore left hip, but appears to be OK moving forward, as he's played in each of the last two days.

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Simmons (hip) is back in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Pirates.

Simmons was pulled out of Tuesday's blowout of the Pirates late in the game after complaining about a sore left hip, but his placement back in Wednesday's lineup suggests his removal was only precautionary. He'll slot into the lineup at shortstop and bat second in the order.