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 2 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.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 Months

Andrelton Simmons is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday due to a personal reason.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't elaborate, but Simmons is with the club and is expected to be available off the bench. He'll be back in the lineup on Monday. Ramiro Pena is at shortstop Sunday.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 4 Months

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.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 5 Months

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.

Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 5 Months

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.