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Braves place RP Simmons on DL, call up Jaime

The Atlanta Braves will have to continue their pursuit of the Washington Nationals in the NL East race without the help of one of their top young arms for the next two weeks. Rookie right-hander Shae Simmons was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday afternoon with a shoulder strain, according to a team announcement. In a corresponding move, the club recalled 26-year-old rookie...
Via Fox Sports South
23 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

While it had no bearing on the results of Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Braves, one of the most controversial points in the game came in the bottom of the ninth when an out call at second base was overturned, giving the Mets runners on first and second with nobody out. Eric Campbell was ruled safe at second on a bunt play when replays showed Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves get 7 in 1st inning, hang on to beat Rockies 13-10

The Braves had seven runs on seven hits including an Andrelton Simmons grand slam before making their second out Tuesday night. But nearly four hours later, Craig Kimbrel was closing the game in a save situation. It was that kind of night at Coors Field, like a game straight out of the late-90s at the notorious hitters’ haven. Braves starter Mike Minor endured another mile-high...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves hold off Rockies in Mile High marathon

Welcome to Coors Field. The Atlanta Braves built up an enormous first-inning lead behind seven hits, including an Andrelton Simmons home run, but it was only the beginning to the offense slugfest in Denver, as the visitors beat the Colorado Rockies 13-10. Here are three observations from the barnburner: 1. Mike Minor has been needing some run support, but it finally came in a Mile...
Via Fox Sports South
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves rookies La Stella, Simmons take stage

Tommy La Stella has performed as advertisted. Granted, it's been just five games since the 25-year-old was promoted to the major-league level to make his debut in Fenway Park, but he's asserted himself as a key piece in this Braves lineup -- a lineup that was starved for production out of the second base spot just one week ago. La Stella, to an overwhelming degree in his...
Via Fox Sports South
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Simmons earns callup to beleaguered Braves 'pen

Shae Simmons has spent the past couple of months drawing comparisons to Craig Kimbrel. Now the right-handed reliever will have a chance to share a bullpen with Atlanta's dominant closer. The Braves announced Simmons has been promoted from Double-A Mississippi to get his first crack at the Major League level. He is expected to be in Atlanta's bullpen for Saturday afternoon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves promote reliever Shae Simmons to majors

Braves general manager Frank Wren continues to shake up his NL East-leading club's roster, promoting right-handed reliever Shae Simmons straight from Double-A Mississippi on Friday night. Simmons is expected to join the major league club on Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park, according to's Mark Bowman. Left-handed rookie reliever Ian Thomas was optioned to Triple...
Via Fox Sports South
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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