Simmons (arm) is starting at shortstop and batting cleanup in Friday's split-squad game against the Giants. Simmons sat out the last two games due to right arm soreness, but his quick return to the lineup indicates his absence was likely precautionary. The fact the 29-year-old is in the field playing defense and not simply serving as the designated hitter also strengthens that notion. Assuming Simmons avoids a setback, his readiness for Opening Day shouldn't be impacted.
Simmons (arm soreness) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. He was scratched from Wednesday's game with general arm soreness, which is slightly concerning for a shortstop with an 80-grade arm. This is a situation worth monitoring as Opening Day approaches.
Simmons was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres with general arm soreness, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. The issue was also described as elbow fatigue. Simmons wasn't particularly concerned, so it doesn't appear as though the issue will threaten his readiness for Opening Day. Wilfredo Tovar will take his spot at shortstop Wednesday.
Simmons (shoulder) will start at shortstop and bat second in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Simmons tweaked a shoulder muscle during his spring debut over the weekend, but the Angels never viewed the setback as a major one. After taking a couple days off to rest up, Simmons' return to action in the field rather than at designated hitter implies the shoulder isn't anything that will impact him at the dish or while throwing across the diamond.
Simmons (shoulder) plans to play in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Simmons was originally hoping to return Tuesday after he was scratched from Monday's game with a strained trapezius, but the Angels decided to play it safe and give the shortstop an extra day before reinserting him into the lineup. He's expected to go through a full workout Tuesday, and if everything goes as planned, he should be cleared to make his second appearance of the spring Wednesday.