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.


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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