Simmons fired a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers, striking out the side. Simmons has been a pleasant late-season surprise for manager Scott Servais, as he's strung together six consecutive scoreless efforts. He's allowed just one hit over that span while also racking up seven strikeouts, an impressive overall tally after he missed the majority of the season with a forearm injury.
Simmons (forearm) fired a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Athletics, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts. Simmons made his long-awaited 2017 debut after battling through a forearm injury for the majority of the campaign. The 27-year-old right-hander was impressive during his stints with the Braves in 2014 and 2016, so the Mariners will gauge his potential value as a bullpen arm during the balance of September.
Simmons (forearm) was activated from the 60-day DL on Friday. Simmons has not pitched in the big leagues since 2016 with the Braves, as his forearm injury cost him most of the season. He has a chance to be a setup arm in the long term, but will likely be deployed in low-leverage spots in September.
Simmons (forearm, shoulder) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Triple-A Tacoma's loss to Memphis on Friday, his first appearance for the Rainiers. As per Tacoma play-by-play man Mike Curto, Simmons hit 97 mph on the gun during his outing, certainly an encouraging indicator of the health of both his shoulder and forearm. Simmons' most recent game action had come with Double-A Arkansas on July 14 before shoulder soreness put a pause to his rehab assignment.
Simmons (forearm), who recently suffered a setback in his rehab, threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The hard-throwing 26-year-old fired away in front of the team's training staff as he attempts to work his way back into game action. Simmons last pitched for Double-A Arkansas on July 14 and had been moved to Triple-A Tacoma to continue his rehab before right shoulder soreness put his recovery on pause. Saturday's development is certainly a step in the right direction, leaving Simmons hopeful of returning to the mound by the end of next week.
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