Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:05:41 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons tripled and homered for the second straight day Monday, April 14, and he's 11-for-29 (.379) with five extra-base hits and five RBIs in the last seven games. Simmons has yet to strike out in 45 plate appearances in 2014 and leads the National League with a .467 average in two-strike counts.
Fantasy Tip: Simmons' wrist injury from last week is clearly behind him. Not only does he have one of the best gloves at the 6 in all of baseball, but he can help your offensive stats, as well.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:48:46 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 11, but he said his wrist is feeling good after taking swings in the cages to test it. Simmons thinks he can pinch hit if needed.
Fantasy Tip: Simmons sounds like he could be back any day now. Continue to check the lineups before putting him back in your starting lineup, though.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:24:44 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (wrist) is listed as day-to-day after being scratched with a jammed right wrist Thursday, April 10
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:43:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (wrist) was scratched from the lineup with a jammed right wrist Thursday, April 11. He's being replaced by INF Ramiro Pena.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how serious Simmons' injury is at this time. Check back for updates and replace him in your lineups.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:39:16 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 9, and SS Andrelton Simmons took the No. 2 spot in the order, with manager Fredi Gonzalez saying that Simmons doesn't strike out. It's unclear if Upton will be in the No. 2 spot when he returns to the lineup. Upton is tied for the major league lead in strikeouts with 13, and he's hitting just .138. Gonzalez made it sound like the move with Simmons hitting second is temporary.
Fantasy Tip: If Upton keeps this up, he might find himself riding pine more often, as was the case late last season. If you were brave enough to draft him, keep him on the fake pine, too, until he shows some signs of life.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:03:41 -0800
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons will have an escalating salary as part of his seven-year, $58 million contract. Simmons gets a $1 million signing bonus. He will make $1 million in 2014, followed by $3 million (2015), $6 million (2016), $8 million (2017), $11 million (2018), $13 million (2019), and $15 million (2020).
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:06:50 -0800
The Atlanta Braves signed SS Andrelton Simmons to a seven-year extension believed to be worth $58 million Thursday, Feb. 20. Simmons was eligible for salary arbitration next week.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:32:28 -0800
The Atlanta Braves reportedly would like to get pre-arbitration deals done with SS Andrelton Simmons and SP Julio Teheran.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:03:25 -0700
Major League Baseball announced the Gold Glove winners Tuesday, Oct. 29. The winners in the National League are St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons, Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez, Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Arizona Diamondbacks RF Gerardo Parra.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:58:48 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (neck) is sitting out due to neck tightness Wednesday, Sept. 18.