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Andrelton Simmons Wins NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award
November 9th, 2013 at 2:21 PM
One day after losing the Wilson National League Defensive Player of the Year Award to Arizona's Gerardo Parra, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons added the NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award to a repertoire that already includes his first Gold Glove Award. Rawlings issued Gold Glove Awards last week to the best defensive...

Atlanta Braves’ Andrelton Simmons Wins 2013 Fielding Bible Award
October 29th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Andrelton Simmons had one of the best ever defensive seasons in Major League Baseball history, and the Atlanta Braves shortstop just got his first award for it in the 2013 Fielding Bible Awards. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of one per league, the Fielding Bible Awards go to the best defensive player at each position in...

Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons of Atlanta Braves Nominated for Gold Glove
October 25th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
It should come as no surprise to even the most casual fans of baseball - Andrelton Simmons and Jason Heyward are good. Really good. As a result, the defensive prowess of the two young Braves has resulted in them both being nominated for the National League Gold Glove award at...

Andrelton Simmons’ Two Homers, Slick Defense Propel Atlanta Braves to Clinch National League East
September 22nd, 2013 at 10:06 PM
The Atlanta Braves have Andrelton Simmons to thank in large part for securing a win over the Chicago Cubs on the same day they clinched the National League East title with the Washington Nationals' loss. Simmons clobbered two homers and made a spectacular bare hand play on a Starlin Castro grounder,...

Andrelton Simmons Quietly Making Case for Atlanta Braves’ MVP
September 9th, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Andrelton Simmons, the shortstop for the Atlanta Braves is in the midst of his first full season at the major league level. Originally known for his astonishing instincts and defensive prowess, a rise in offensive production has made him a strong candidate for National League MVP. ***VIDEO1*** It is guaranteed that any...

Atlanta Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky Suffers Injury in Collision with Jason Heyward
August 14th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky, filling in for starter Dan Uggla, collided with right fielder Jason Heyward while attempting to catch a fly ball in the top of the third inning. Pastornicky suffered a sprained left knee and is listed as day-to-day. The injury is a major blow to Pastornicky who...

Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson Had a Ridiculous July for Atlanta Braves
August 1st, 2013 at 3:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been red hot for the past week, but Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons really turned it on for the month of July. Simmons may not have the batting average Johnson does, but he's put the ball in play pretty much all the time. He only struck out...

Andrelton Simmons Recognizes Need for Change in Atlanta Braves’ Offensive Approach
July 24th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andrelton Simmons may not be the best hitter, but he recognizes the need for the Atlanta Braves to take a better approach at the plate, as told to Kevin McAlpin of 680 the Fan after Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field.   Simmons: "we've got to do the...

Andrelton Simmons Watches Video of Chipper Jones to Fix Swing
April 11th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Andrelton Simmons was scuffling after Monday's game with the Miami Marlins, hitting a paltry .143, but the Atlanta Braves shortstop poured over video of the swing of Braves legend Chipper Jones and saw immediate results. Simmons studied video of Jones' swing on all 51 hits he accumulated while batting right-handed from...

World Baseball Classic May Have Helped Andrelton Simmons’ Performance
March 29th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
Teams freaked out when Hanely Ramirez and David Wright were injured at the World Baseball Classic, but the Atlanta Braves may want to try sending more players after the production Andrelton Simmons has had going into the regular season. If anything, playing for the Netherlands in the WBC did Simmons a...

Andrelton Simmons Projected to Be Best Defender in Major Leagues
March 25th, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Andrelton Simmons is clearly the cornerstone for the Atlanta Braves when they're on defense, even with his limited experience. He's fascinated so many in fact that ESPN Insider Scott Pratt has projected him to be the best defensive player in the Major Leagues for 2013. Pratt notes that while Tyler Pastornicky...

Andrelton Simmons Likely to Lead Off for Atlanta Braves
January 29th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
With Martin Prado traded and no other real candidates in the lineup, it looks like Andrelton Simmons will get a shot at the lead-off spot on Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves, Mark Bowman reports. Simmons, who won the Carolina League batting title in 2011, hit .289 with a .335 on-base percentage...

Paul Janish Has Shoulder Surgery, Should Return in April
October 26th, 2012 at 8:32 AM
Paul Janish joined Brian McCann on the list of Atlanta Braves players who needed shoulder surgery this offseason. The operation was to his left, non-throwing shoulder, and he should ready to go by April, ajc.com reports. Janish has a history of shoulder subluxations, but he dislocated he shoulder severely enough on...

Paul Janish Out 2-4 Weeks with Dislocated Shoulder
September 21st, 2012 at 9:32 PM
After flying back to Atlanta for an X-ray on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves have confirmed that shortstop Paul Janish will miss 2-4 weeks due to his dislocated shoulder, Dave O'Brien reports. Janish, who dislocated his left shoulder while diving for a grounder on Tuesday, had his shoulder examined on Thursday by...

Paul Janish Goes Back to Atlanta After Dislocating Shoulder
September 19th, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Already down a man in Andrelton Simmons at shortstop, Paul Janish flew back to Atlanta to see a specialist for his recently dislocated shoulder, Dave O'Brien reports. Janish dislocated his left shoulder while diving for a grounder during the ninth inning of the Braves' loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday....

Brian McCann Returns, Andrelton Simmons Out of Lineup with Sore Shoulder
September 18th, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Whenever the Atlanta Braves get someone back from an injury, they can't help but have someone else miss time with some kind of ailment. Brian McCann finally returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Miami Marlins, but Andrelton Simmons was out of the starting lineup due to a sore shoulder. Simmons...

Andrelton Simmons to Be Activated by Atlanta Braves Monday
September 8th, 2012 at 7:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves will finally get their rookie shortstop back on Monday when Andrelton Simmons is done with his rehab assignment and joins the team in Milwaukee, braves.com reports. Simmons, who broke his hand on July 8, will play with Advanced-A Lynchburg in the Carolina League's championship series on Saturday and...

Andrelton Simmons Gets the Nod to Resume Baseball Activities
September 1st, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Andrelton Simmons has been on the disabled list since breaking his hand in July, but he was cleared Friday night to resume all baseball related activities by Dr. Gary Laurie in his road to rejoin the Atlanta Braves, braves.com reports.   "It was a big relief," Simmons said. "I've been getting stalled...

Jack Wilson Released by Atlanta Braves, Andrelton Simmons Nears Rehab Assignment
August 31st, 2012 at 11:13 PM
One year to the day of the Atlanta Braves acquiring shortstop Jack Wilson, they released him as reported by braves.com. Wilson had been placed on the 15-day disabled list July 15 with a dislocated pinky finger and was close to returning, but the club couldn't find a role for him in...

Andrelton Simmons Has Cast Removed, May Be Out Until September
August 3rd, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons had the cast on his right hand removed Friday and his fractured right pinky placed in a removable splint, braves.com reports. It looks, however, that his return time may be closer to eight weeks from the original injury sustained on July 9, putting his timetable...