ANDRELTON SIMMONS NEWS

Simmons homers, gets 3 hits as Braves beat Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Andrelton Simmons homered among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday night. Simmons missed the first week of spring games because of an oblique strain. The shortstop is 5 for 9 in three games since his return to the lineup. Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, bidding for a spot in the Braves...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh god, the Yankees inquired about Jason Heyward

Before the Atlanta Braves traded Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals in a four-player deal, the club reportedly received a query about Heyward from the New York Yankees. New York was interested in Heyward *and* all-world defensive shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who the Braves signed to a long-term deal last winter. From the New York Daily News… According to two major league...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh god, the Yankees inquired about Jason Heyward

Before the Atlanta Braves traded Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals in a four-player deal, the club reportedly received a query about Heyward from the New York Yankees. New York was interested in Heyward *and* all-world defensive shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who the Braves signed to a long-term deal last winter. From the New York Daily News… According to two major league...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Bounceback Players – NL East

Bouncing Back in 2015: NL East The Atlanta Braves have a lot of pitchers that were injured last year and players they rely upon who underperformed, so to choose one isn’t easy, but I’m a huge Mike Minor fan so that’s where I start. He had an awful season last year. His 4.77 era was the worst on the staff, while his 20 more hits than innings pitched didn’t seem fitting either...
Via Brush Back Pitch
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Engima That Is Andrelton Simmons

 Andrelton Simmons is known as major league baseball’s top defensive shortstop, and he is also one of the best overall defensive players. The 25-year-old, who made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in June 2012, is a two-time Gold Glove winner. Andrelton Simmons earned the NL Platinum Glove Award in 2013, and he also won the Fielding Bible Award in 2013 and 2014. These...
Via TopSportsReport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves SS Simmons has oblique strain, but it isn't serious

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain. On the day of the team's first full-squad workout, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez couldn't give a date when Simmons will be ready for exhibition games but said the injury wasn't serious. Simmons fielded balls during workouts Thursday but didn't hit or throw. Gonzalez said Simmons tried...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain. On the day of the team's first full-squad workout, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez couldn't give a date when Simmons will be ready for exhibition games but said the injury wasn't serious. Simmons fielded balls during workouts Thursday but didn't hit or throw. Gonzalez said Simmons tried...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons will take it easy in Braves camp until oblique strain heals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Andrelton Simmons' inability to take it easy may just force him to miss some time as the Atlanta Braves hit the field for full-squad workouts on Wednesday. Simmons aggravated his left oblique sometime between one and two weeks ago while batting. He tried to push through the injury to no avail. "It's so minor, said Simmons. "I tried to go on it [and] didn...
Via Fox Sports South
29 days ago  |  Discuss

How Did They Get Here?: The Atlanta Braves

Last week, I wrote an article about how the Detroit Tigers are coming to the end of their renaissance period, and may experience a bit of a free fall after the 2015 season. As I explained this, I compared the Detroit Tigers to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011. Seeing how the Phillies went from a 102 win team to a NL East bottom feeder in only 4 seasons, I decided to examine the...
Via Batting Leadoff
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Burning questions for Braves at shortstop in 2015

Consider Andrelton Simmons a romantic. While at one of the Braves Caravan stops, the shortstop discussed the many changes to the roster, which included fan favorites Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward and Justin Upton having been dealt. "You never know," Simmons said, "you may fall in love with a brand new player." One spot where fans have no need to open their hearts is at shortstop, where...
Via Fox Sports South
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the National League East Shortstops

Shortstop is a position where we still might see some additional flux between now and Opening Day – maybe not with the Mets as Flores will likely be starting in April, but almost certainly in Philadelphia. So for now, how do the shortstops stack up in the National League East? 1. Andrelton Simmons (Braves) – The 25 year old Simmons is one of the most exciting and dynamic glove...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Short Hops: Braves shortstop 2014 review, 2015 preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the Winter Meetings Dec. 7-11 in San Diego. Here's a look at the shortstop position: STATS THAT MATTER 2: There isn't anyone that regularly watches Major League Baseball that hasn't been amazed by something Andrelton Simmons has done with his...
Via Fox Sports South
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves Andrelton Simmons makes yet another amazing dive catch

The Atlanta Braves season will go down as nothing short of a bitter disappointment.  So much so, the GM has been let go and a serious roster overhaul is probably necessary for 2015.  But Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been nothing but a human highlight reel for defense.  His latest gem was cat-like as he snagged a sure gapper off the bat of All-Star Josh Harrison.  Check...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Different Process, Same Results for Andrelton Simmons

“With his defense, he doesn’t need to do much at the plate” is a common refrain heard in regards to the best defensive players in the game. Elite players at premium positions get a lot of rope, so valuable is their glove work. Especially at key, up-the-middle positions, the offensive bar is set so low […]
Via Fangraphs
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Why moving on from the Braves is not the best idea

Sports fans have now reached the end of August, the most anticipated part of the year in which a crossroads is created between baseball and football. A great deal of fans will shift their focus from their MLB club of choice and turn towards a local college or professional football squad, particularly in the South where it is no secret that football is king. Such an action will take...
Via isportsweb.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Saves Game That Ruben Tejada Gave Away

Last night was really about two shortstops. Zack Wheeler pitched another incredible game, giving up 2 earned runs over his 7 innings of work. Unfortunately for him, it was the 1 unearned run that would be the difference in the game. In the top of the third, with a run already in, Ruben Tejada booted a relatively easy ground ball that he had charged in on. There wasn’t a lot of...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Shows Off His Cannon For Arm With Great Play (Video)

Andrelton Simmons could be the best defensive shortstop in baseball, and there aren’t many players who can do what he did Wednesday night. The Atlanta Braves shortstop, who won the 2013 National League Gold Glove, proved why he’s probably in line to win the award yet again. Simmons made an incredible play in the bottom of the eighth inning of an eventual win against the New York...
Via NESN.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Is The Man

“The only security a man can have is the ability to do a job uncommonly well.” — Abraham Lincoln When the 16th president of the United States said those words, I’m pretty sure he didn’t think he’d be talking about a Curaçao-born baseball player and his work. Hell, I don’t think baseball was even being […] The post Andrelton Simmons Is The Man appeared first on The...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Simmons' web gem helps Braves trump Mets

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 3-2 victory over the New York Mets, a road victory that bore an eerie resemblance to Atlanta's 3-2 loss from Tuesday night -- minus the transposed result: 1. If the Braves (69-64) make the playoffs in late September, we might cite Andrelton Simmons' amazing throw-out in the 8th as a genuine tent-pole moment OK, so Travis d'Arnaud...
Via Fox Sports South
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Unreal Range On Game-Saving Play

Your browser does not support iframes. Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons saved the game Wednesday against the New York Mets with a man on third base and the Braves up a run in the 8th. Watch the Derek Jeter like play by Simmons. The post Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Unreal Range On Game-Saving Play appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons saves run with great play

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made this outstanding defensive play on Wednesday night at Citi Field against the Mets, leaving a lot of jaws hanging in the process. Simmons’ play was so great not only because he showed off amazing range and athleticism, but because he also prevented the Mets from plating the game-tying run while...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves split series in Cincy despite flirting with no-no

After breaking out the bats in the series opener against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, the Braves were once again the victims of their own lack of run support for quality starting pitching. Walking away from the a series split in Cincy, Atlanta missed an opportunity to improve in the wild card standings. The Braves leave GAB for Citi Field for a 3-game set sitting 8 games...
Via BravesWire
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons exits with sore hip

The Atlanta Braves improved to 66-60 on the season following a 11-3 blowout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Aaron Harang allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings to get the win. Justin Upton lead a 14-hit offensive attack with five RBI, including a home run. There was a bit of concerning news as shortstop Andrelton Simmons had to leave the game with a sore...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons out of lineup again on Tuesday

getty images Andrelton Simmons will not be in the starting lineup for the Braves when they take on the Dodgers Tuesday evening. Simmons remains sidelined by a ankle injury. While he worked out on Monday eyeing a return to the lineup on Tuesday the Braves will instead give him another day of rest. Once again, Emilio Bonifacio will start at SS tonight. No Andrelton Simmons. #Braves...
Via Tireball.com
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves hoping Simmons will avoid DL with ankle injury

ATLANTA -- Walking through the clubhouse with an aircast on his sprained left ankle, shortstop Andrelton Simmons remained sidelined, though the Atlanta Braves are hoping they can avoid a trip to the disabled list. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he doesn't expect to see Simmons play during this weekend's series against the National League-East leading Washington Nationals, with a DL...
Via Fox Sports South
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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