Simmons (ankle) is expected to resume hitting Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Simmons was placed on the 10-day injured list Aug. 4 due to a bone bruise and left ankle sprain, though he's beginning to ramp up his activities. He'll need to gain clearance to resume all baseball activities before likely embarking on a rehab stint.
Simmons hopes to return to baseball activities in "a couple more days," J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Simmons has missed nine straight games with a sprained left ankle but is feeling better and doesn't believe he will be out much longer. The Angels may opt for a conservative recovery timeline, however, since this is the second time Simmons has dealt with the same injury. The 29-year-old is slashing .274/.315/.382 with five home runs and nine stolen bases in 74 games this season.
Manager Brad Ausmus said he expects Simmons to miss "at least a couple of weeks" after the shortstop was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a bone bruise and left ankle sprain, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. As feared, Simmons is dealing with the same injury that kept him on the shelf for five weeks earlier this season, though this latest setback isn't believed to be quite as severe. Specifically, Ausmus noted that Simmons' injury is to the inside of his ankle rather than the outside of the ankle like the prior issue had been. The Angels will likely bar Simmons from resuming baseball activities through mid-August before reassessing his health and perhaps pinpointing a target date for his return from the IL. In the meantime, David Fletcher and Luis Rengifo are likely to draw most of the action at shortstop.
The Angels placed Simmons (foot) on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. After he was scratched from the lineup ahead of Saturday's 7-2 loss with a sore left foot, Simmons was sent in for an MRI. While the results of Simmons' tests haven't been made public, the Angels evidently felt the injury was significant enough to warrant at least a week-and-a-half-long shutdown. Simmons, who previously missed multiple weeks earlier this season with a severe sprain on his left ankle, will likely cede duties at shortstop to either David Fletcher or Luis Rengifo while he recovers from his latest setback on the health front.
Simmons was scratched from Saturday's game against the Indians with left foot soreness. Simmons was scheduled to serve in his usual starting role at shortstop but was removed from the lineup less than an hour before first pitch. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but for now the 29-year-old should be considered day-to-day. David Fletcher takes over at shortstop in his absence.