DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
1 day ago

Simmons has been sidelined with back tightness for the past few days, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury isn't expected to linger, and Simmons should be back in action sometime this week. Simmons hasn't gotten many spring at-bats thanks to playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, but he's still expected to be ready to go for Opening Day.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Simmons went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Team Netherlands' 5-0 win over Team Korea on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons, batting from the leadoff spot, helped the Netherlands get out to an early three-run lead with a single and a double in his first two trips to the plate. The power with Simmons is lacking, but he hit .291 with a .346 OBP in the second half last year, and his excellent defense should keep him on the field every day with the Angels again this season.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
4 weeks ago

Simmons will depart to Seoul, Korea on Tuesday to join Team Netherlands in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons will leave camp for approximately two and a half weeks to play in the international competition. The athletic shortstop has nothing to prove in spring training after he was named the Angels' everyday shortstop early in February.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
2 months ago

Simmons will serve as the Angels' everyday shortstop in 2017, according to the Orange County Register.

EDGE Analysis

This should come as no surprise considering Simmons is one of the premier defensive shortstops in the game. From an offensive standpoint, the 27-year-old took a step forward last year with a .281 batting average and .324 on-base percentage, both marking career-bests as an everyday player. Simmons doesn't bring much to the table in regards to power, but he did swipe a career-best 10 bags in 124 games last season. If he can can build off the increase in steals and get into the 15 range, then he could have some deep league value as a middle infielder this season.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
6 months ago

Simmons went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer -- just his fourth of the year -- against the Angels on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Incredibly, Simmons has hit three of his four 2016 homers in his last seven at-bats. The 27-year-old shortstop has provided solid average all year long, and he's been especially good lately, hitting safely in nine straight starts. After Thursday's strong return for a three-game absence, it seems like the hand injury that held him out is no longer a bother.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
6 months ago

Simmons (hand) is back in the lineup Thursday, batting seventh and playing shortstop, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons was forced to miss the past three games due to a hand contusion, but it seems that everything is back in working order. The defensive whiz's first test back from the injury will come against Toronto lefty J.A. Happ, who he's 0-for-2 against in his career.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
6 months ago

Simmons (hand) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Although tests on Simmons' hand came back negative Tuesday, The Angels will hold him out for at least one more day to let the swelling and soreness subside. The Angels play host to the Blue Jays on Thursday, but it's unclear whether he'll be ready to take the field by that time. Cliff Pennington will get another start at shortstop Wednesday in Simmons' absence.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
6 months ago

Tests on Simmons hand came back negative, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With this latest news, Simmons should still be considered day-to-day. However, there's yet to be an indication as to when he'll return to the lineup. Before getting hurt, Simmons had increased his production at the plate. Over the last 30 games, he's posted a .296/.358/.418 line.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
6 months ago

Simmons (hand) is out of the lineup Tuesday against Seattle, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons is dealing with a right hand contusion, so he'll remain on the bench for Tuesday's contest. With Simmons sitting, Cliff Pennington will start at shortstop and hit seventh against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners.

DTDAndrelton Simmons
SS LAA
6 months ago

Simmons, who was a late scratch Monday, is dealing with a right hand contusion.

EDGE Analysis

He suffered the injury when his hand was jammed in Sunday's game, and was scratched a few hours prior to Monday's game after being in the initial lineup. Cliff Pennington got the start at shortstop Tuesday. Simmons should be considered day-to-day.