Andrelton Simmons RUMORS & NEWS

  • Simmons to miss 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons underwent surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb Tuesday and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, according to manager Mike Scioscia. The club also placed Simmons on the 15-day disabled list. Simmons tore the..." May 10

  • Simmons requires surgery after tearing ligament in thumb

    The Score "Just when it seemed like things couldn't get any worse for the Los Angeles Angels, the club received some terrible news on Monday. The club announced shortstop Andrelton Simmons will require surgery to repair a full-thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. He will head..." May 10

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Mike Scioscia said Andrelton Simmons should be playing SS early next week.

  • Can the Angels make Andrelton Simmons a better hitter?

    Fox Sports "Teams continue to weigh the value of defense in their evaluations of players. Defensive metrics remain difficult to trust, and some clubs are wary of assigning too much weight to a player's fielding ability. One executive believes that elite defenders are less critical, reasoning that teams can..." March 13

  • Why did Braves trade Simmons for more pitching prospects?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s been a week-and-a-half since the Braves traded Andrelton Simmons to the Angels for shortstop Erick Aybar and two pitching prospects, but the discussion/furor/confusion/shock over the deal continues unabated around here in Braves Country. Many folks are waiting for the other shoe to drop, not..." November 24

  • Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons from Braves

    Hardball Talk "Trade chatter began to intensify last night regarding Andrelton Simmons and the Braves have already found a match, as Jesse Sanchez of reports that the Gold Glove shortstop has been traded to the Angels. Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Braves will receive shortstop Erick..." November 13

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    Aybar is among those headed to Braves in Simmons deal, according to source... @JesseSanchezMLB first to report Simmons to Angels

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    FYI. Source tells me #Rockies ARE NOT involved in trade talks with #Braves for Simmons.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Mets inquired on Simmons this morn and told ask price is Harvey or deGrom, so no way. Also shows how #Braves initially valuing Simmons

  • Braves Discussing Andrelton Simmons Trade With NL West Club

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have discussed Simmons, but no deal is close at the moment, per’s Mark Bowman (links to Twitter). They’re willing to listen, and as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution adds (also via Twitter), Atlanta is determined to add multiple young, impact pieces without..." November 12

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Andrelon Simmons was scratched from tonight's lineup with right ankle inflammation. #Braves

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Fredi G says Simmons MRI showed bone bruise on thumb

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Andrelton Simmons has a sprained thumb. The Braves are hoping he misses just a few games

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    An X-ray performed on Simmons' right thumb was negative. He jammed the thumb diving for a ball in left field

  • Mets asked about Andrelton Simmons, Braves unwilling to move

    Talking Chop "With the trade deadline now just four days away, most have the Braves pegged as sellers. It appears, however, that not everybody is for sale, as just last week it was reported that the Braves would not be parting with Nick Markakis. Today, it's become clear that Andrelton Simmons won't be going..." July 27

  • Braves shortstop Simmons leaves game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left the game Wednesday against the Nationals after he appeared to suffer an injury while running the bases in the first inning. The Braves had no immediate update on Simmons’ condition." September 17

  • Simmons tests ankle on field, nearing return "Just before the Braves began Monday afternoon's batting practice at Turner Field, Andrelton Simmons jogged through the clubhouse, grabbed a pair of spikes and provided clear indication that he was not worried or burdened by the left ankle sprain he suffered last week. Any lingering concerns the..." August 12

  • Simmons leaves Tuesday’s game with “nagging” ankle injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Andrelton Simmons had to leave Tuesday night’s game with a sore right ankle, something manager Fredi Gonzalez said has been bothering his young shortstop on and off for a couple of weeks. He is considered day-to-day with ankle inflammation. Simmons said it’s something that’s been nagging him..." May 28

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    Andrelton Simmons has been scratched from tonight's lineup with a jammed right wrist and replaced by Ramiro Pena.

  • Braves sign Simmons to 7-year deal

    ESPN "The Atlanta Braves continued their signing spree Thursday, inking Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a seven-year contract. Terms weren't disclosed but Fox Sports reported the contract is worth $58 million. Simmons, 24, joins first baseman Freddie Freeman, right fielder Jason Heyward,..." February 20

  • The Braves interested in extensions for Andrelton Simmons, Julio Teheran

    Hardball Talk "They locked up Freddie Freeman for eight years and Jason Heyward for two. Now the Braves are looking at some of their other young guys. Seems smart for a team that isn’t going to be a big free agent player and — if you believe them — will be able to spend more on salaries once they move into..." February 06

  • Simmons, Braves walk off with 3-2 win over Brewers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves may have left behind all the champagne-spraying and cigar smoking in Chicago where they clinched the division on Sunday but they had a little celebration in mind for the home crowd Tuesday night. Andrelton Simmons drove a single to center to delight the Turner Field crowd with a..." September 25

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Simmons had some neck tightness Tuesday Fredi G wanted to rest him today so it doesn't linger

  • Simmons, Braves walk-off against Pirates 5-4 in 10 innings

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves won yet another extra-inning game with a 5-4 win in 10 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Andrelton Simmons puts on his cape for the first time In the ninth inning, it was Freddie Freeman who nearly played..." June 05

  • Andrelton Simmons homers twice in win over Reds

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With apologies to Brian McCann, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made himself the story Monday night. The Braves shortstop is starting to heat up – and he used McCann’s return from shoulder surgery to show how much. Simmons homered twice for the first time in his career to lead the Braves to a..." May 07

  • Braves’ Simmons ready for season after WBC stint

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Andrelton Simmons had mixed feelings when he left Braves spring training 3-1/2 weeks ago to play in the World Baseball Classic, but the shortstop knew he’d made the right decision as he helped lead the Netherlands to a surprising berth in the tourney semifinals. “It was a great experience, and I..." March 20

  • Braves Extension Analysis: Andrelton Simmons

    Talking Chop "This post is premature, I'll admit. As impressive as Andrelton Simmons' debut season was, it was also very brief. In addition, we only have two seasons' worth of minor-league numbers (and only about a half-season in the high minors) with which to judge Simmons' capabilities. Throw in the fact..." February 20

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