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Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 7-3 L1
80-82 5-5 W1
77-85 3-7 W1
74-88 5-5 L2
73-89 6-4 W2

2021 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .223 3 31 .557 1

Top Andrelton Simmons News

  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: On bench Sunday

    Simmons is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

    Unless he enters as a pinch hitter, Simmons finishes the season hitting a lowly .221 average and a .555 OPS. Nick Gordon is the shortstop Sunday.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Not in Friday's lineup

    Simmons will sit Friday against the Royals.

    The Twins have been out of the playoff hunt for quite some time and have little incentive to give playing time to veterans on expiring contracts. Nick Gordon starts at shortstop Friday as the team continues auditioning players for next year.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Retreats to bench

    Simmons isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

    Simmons went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Tuesday's series opener, and he'll be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Nick Gordon will start at shortstop and bat seventh.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Resting Sunday

    Simmons is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Simmons is hitting .269 with a double and two RBI in his last 10 games. Nick Gordon starts at shortstop and bats eighth Sunday.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Not in lineup Tuesday

    Simmons is still not starting Tuesday against the Cubs despite being activated from the restricted list.

    Simmons was activated from the restricted list earlier Tuesday with the club back from its series north of the border, but the veteran shortstop is not in the lineup for the opener at Wrigley Field. Jorge Polanco draws the start at shortstop as Luis Arraez moves to the keystone.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Returns from restricted list

    Simmons was reinstated from the restricted list Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Simmons was unable to cross the Canadian border for the weekend series in Toronto, as it would have interfered with his ability to establish permanent residency in the United States. With the Twins now back south of the border, he's able to return to the roster.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: On restricted list

    Simmons has been placed on the restricted list due to immigration issues that are preventing him from traveling to Toronto, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Leaving the country would reset Simmons' progress toward securing permanent US residency. The shortstop figures to rejoin the Twins on Tuesday for the beginning of their series in Chicago.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Retreats to bench

    Simmons isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland.

    Simmons was in the lineup for each of the last four games and went 2-for-10 with a double, an RBI and five strikeouts. Nick Gordon will start at shortstop and bat seventh.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: On bench Wednesday

    Simmons isn't starting Wednesday's game against Cleveland.

    Simmons will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last four games after he went 2-for-7 with a run, an RBI and a walk across the last two contests. Jorge Polanco will shift to shortstop while Nick Gordon starts at second base.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Takes seat Sunday

    Simmons is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.

    Simmons singled Saturday to increase his average to .250 in the last 10 games, a span during which he's recorded no extra-base hits. Jorge Polanco shifts to shortstop Sunday, with Nick Gordon getting the start at second base.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Sits Tuesday

    Simmons is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

    After going 4-for-18 with a double while starting in each of the Twins' last six games, Simmons will cede shortstop duties to Jorge Polanco in the series opener in Boston. In addition to his usually elite defense taking a step back in 2021 (-1.0 UZR), Simmons has been one of the majors' least productive everyday players at the plate this season. His 57 wRC+ is the third-worst mark among all players who have logged at least 300 plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Simmons is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Simmons started the past nine games and will take a seat after posting a .468 OPS during that stretch. Jorge Polanco will shift to shortstop while Luis Arraez starts at the keystone.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Idle Wednesday

    Simmons is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.

    Simmons will retreat to the bench for the day game after a night game, ending a streak of 14 consecutive starts for the slick-fielding shortstop. The 31-year-old hit only .167 over that stretch, bringing his season-long slash line down to a lowly .221/.287/.283 (61 wRC+) across 320 plate appearances. His premium defense appears to be the only thing keeping him in the everyday lineup at this point.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Swipes bag, scores in win

    Simmons went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the White Sox.

    Simmons singled in the sixth inning and stole second. He scored on Jorge Polanco's two-out home run. This was Simmons' first steal of the season. The 31-year-old is batting just .167 with seven runs and three RBI in July. On the season, he is slashing .230/.297/.302 with three long balls, 19 RBI and 32 runs in 279 plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Idle for first doubleheader game

    Simmons is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the White Sox.

    Jorge Polanco will draw the start at shortstop in place of Simmons, who is presumably on the bench for maintenance purposes in Game 1 of the twin bill. The slick-fielding Simmons should slot back into the lineup for the nightcap.

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  • Twins' Andrelton Simmons: Not in lineup

    Simmons will sit Friday against the Tigers.

    Simmons hits the bench after going hitless in his last five games, dropping his season slash line down to .229/.297/.308. Jorge Polanco slides to shortstop in his absence, with Luis Arraez starting at second.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Mundo-Nobo, Netherlands Antilles
Age: 32
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R