Andrelton Simmons of the Atlanta Braves throws to first base to get Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies out during a MLB baseball game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Braves' Andrelton Simmons Back From Finger Injury

The Braves' rookie shortstop was supposed to be out a month. One month turned into two, but now he's back.

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Braves Activate Andrelton Simmons From Disabled List

Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons was doing a fine job, hitting .296/.336/.452 in 33 games, when he suffered a fractured pinky finger just before the All-Star break. At the time, the team hoped he’d be out just four weeks.

Four weeks turned into eight. With the minor-league seasons over, Simmons got a bit of playing time in the Carolina League playoffs, hitting .320 (8-for-25) with two doubles, two home runs and six RBIs in six games for Lynchburg.

And, he will be active for Monday’s Braves game in Milwaukee:

The Braves are in the driver’s seat for a wild-card berth, and as they trail the Nationals by just 5½ games in the NL East, they still have a shot at winning the division, so they’ll welcome Simmons’ bat back in the lineup.

For more on the Braves, please visit Talking Chop and SB Nation Atlanta.

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Andrelton Simmons Has Finger Fracture, On Disabled List

The Braves shortstop will be out about a month with a non-displaced finger fracture.

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