Simmons is on the bench for Tuesday's game against the Mariners. He receives a day off after starting seven consecutive days and going 4-for-25 with two doubles in that span. Jorge Polanco will start at shortstop Tuesday, with Luis Arraez playing second base.
Simmons (ankle) is playing shortstop and batting eighth Saturday against the Royals, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Ankle soreness had sidelined Simmons for three consecutive games. Having hit .321 in his last eight games, he figures to provide a nice spark once again at the bottom of the Twins' order.
Simmons (ankle) remains out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals. It will mark the third straight game that Simmons is out of the lineup with ankle soreness. It's unclear if Simmons could be available off the bench Friday, but Jorge Polanco will slide over to shortstop once again to start the tilt.
Simmons is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals with ankle soreness, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The 31-year-old had the ankle issue crop up during Tuesday's matchup with Baltimore, and he's now sitting out for the second straight contest. Jorge Polcano will move to shortstop in his place while Nick Gordan starts at second base.
Simmons is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals. He is hitting .278 with zero home runs and zero steals over his last 10 games. Jorge Polanco will start at shortstop while Nick Gordon gets the start at the keystone.
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