Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 6 Days

Andrelton Simmons delivered a two-run single in Friday's win over the Phillies.

Simmons is now hitting .365 (19-for-52) over 13 games this month. The power and speed haven't been there this year, but the 24-year-old is more interesting in fantasy leagues now that he's the Braves' No. 2 hitter.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 19 Days

Andrelton Simmons registered his fifth straight two-hit game on Sunday, finishing 2-for-4 in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Simmons wasn't able to score in his fifth consecutive game, as Wade Miley held the Braves to one run in the game. Still, with his multi-hit game streak he's raised his overall line to .265/.303/.368. He owns a seven-game hitting streak heading into Monday's game.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 20 Days

Andrelton Simmons was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Simmons now has three straight two-hit games under his belt. Still, the defensive whiz has mostly been a disappointment for fantasy owners so far this season. He would need 12 homers the rest of the way to match last season's total and he's currently on pace to fall short of the 59 RBI he had last year.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Simmons hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game with right ankle inflammation, but he reported improvement Thursday and will try to give it a go. The 24-year-old is batting .266/.286/.407 with four home runs and 13 RBI over 49 games this season.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Andrelton Simmons admitted that the right ankle injury that forced him from Tuesday's game is something that's bothered him off and on for a few weeks.

"It started nagging me a little bit during the inning," Simmons said. "Then it wouldn't go away. I tried playing on but just didn't feel like I was going to help my team. I was going to hurt them more if I stayed in there." The good news is that it's not considered a big deal, and Simmons hopes to be back in there as soon as Wednesday. "Hopefully (I'm) ready to go tomorrow," Simmons said after Tuesday night's game. "It's not like a nine out of 10 pain. It's not a terrible pain. It's just a nagging thing, so hopefully it stops nagging."

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Andrelton Simmons is day-to-day after being diagnosed with right ankle inflammation.

It's not clear how Simmons suffered the injury, but it doesn't sound like something to worry about. The Braves will likely give their star shortstop at least a day or two off just to be safe.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

There's no word on what happened to the talented young shortstop, but he was replaced in the field in the top of the eighth inning. The Braves should update Simmons' status shortly.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with a home run against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Simmons hit a solo home run off Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo in the third inning to open the scoring, and he also had a single in the game. It was the shortstop's third multi-hit game in his last four starts. The onslaught has raised his season line to .285/.304/.450.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 2 Months

Andrelton Simmons had a nice day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, going 3-for-3 with a double.

The Braves entire offense managed just six hits on the day, with Simmons accounting for half of that total, and the only one of the extra-base variety. With the strong effort, he's now hitting .275/.297/.435 on the year.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 Months

Andrelton Simmons is not in the Braves starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

It appears to be nothing more than a routine day of rest for the young shortstop. Tyler Pastornicky will draw the start in his place and hit ninth for the Braves on Saturday.