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.
Simmons is not starting Wednesday's game against the Orioles.
The shortstop receives a day of rest after consecutive 2-for-4 showings against the Orioles. He's hit .321 in his last eight games, providing a valuable spark at the bottom of Minnesota's lineup. Jorge Polanco fills in at shortstop.
Simmons went 2-for-4 with a pair of base hits in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Orioles in 10 innings.
Simmons concluded May with five two-hit games, but all but one of those 10 hits were singles. The veteran shortstop has never been regarded as a major source of power, but his contributions in that department are even lighter than usual this season. He's holding down a .321 slugging average for the season, which would be the lowest mark of his career by 10 points.
Simmons isn't starting Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
Simmons had started each of the last five games and went 4-for-17 with a home run, three runs, two RBI and two walks during that time. Jorge Polanco will shift to shortstop while Luis Arraez starts at second base.
Simmons (ankle) is starting at shortstop and batting eighth Friday against Oakland.
The 31-year-old sat out Thursday's contest after tweaking his ankle Wednesday against the White Sox, but he'll rejoin the lineup after taking a day to recover. Simmons is 4-for-27 across his past eight appearances.
Simmons (ankle) will sit Thursday against the White Sox.
Right ankle inflammation forced Simmons to exit Wednesday's contest and will cost him at least one start. Jorge Polanco will slide to shortstop in his absence, with Luis Arraez starting at second base.
Simmons was removed from Wednesday's loss to the White Sox with right ankle inflammation, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The injury apparently occurred Tuesday during a slide, but the 31-year-old still started Wednesday with the ankle taped up. Simmons went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI before exiting the contest, and he should be considered day-to-day heading into Thursday's series finale in Chicago.
Simmons (illness) will start at shortstop and bat eighth Monday against Cleveland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
As anticipated, the Twins won't waste any time moving Simmons back into the starting nine after activating him from the COVID-19 injured list earlier this week. Simmons, who had gotten on base at a .474 clip in his first 10 games with the Twins before landing on the IL, should step back into an everyday role in the middle infield.
The Twins reinstated Simmons (illness) from the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Minnesota optioned middle infielder Nick Gordon to its alternate training site to clear a spot on the 26-man active roster for Simmons, who was sidelined for approximately two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. Given his relatively quick return from the IL, Simmons presumably only had minor symptoms of the virus throughout his stint on the shelf, so he shouldn't require much time to settle back into an everyday role at shortstop. Prior to being shut down following his positive test, Simmons was slashing .355/.474/.452 over 38 plate appearances.
Simmons (COVID-19) cleared the league's testing protocols Friday and will begin ramping up his baseball activities this weekend, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old tested positive for the virus in mid-April and has since been on the COVID-19 injured list, but he's now been cleared to rejoin the team. Simmons faced significant workout limitations while on the shelf, so he'll need a few days to get back into game shape. He's not expected to return this weekend, though he could be activated during the upcoming road trip, which begins Monday in Cleveland.
Simmons was placed on the COVID-19 injured list earlier Wednesday after he tested positive for the coronavirus, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
According to the Twins, Simmons is currently experiencing "very mild symptoms" of the virus, leaving the club optimistic that he'll be able to make a quick recovery. Per MLB's health and safety protocols, players that test positive for the virus are eligible to return after 10 days in quarantine, so Simmons could be able to rejoin the club as soon as April 24. Look for Jorge Polanco to serve as the Twins' primary shortstop while Simmons recovers from the illness.
Simmons was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
It's not clear whether Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19, but he's currently away from the team. If he hasn't tested positive for the virus, he'll be able to return to action as soon as he clears the league's health and safety protocols. Jorge Polanco and Luis Arraez should fill in at shortstop in Simmons' absence.
Simmons went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Thursday's 10-2 win over Seattle.
Through 20 at-bats, the veteran is hitting .450 with three RBI and has walked as many times (five) as he's struck out. Injuries in recent years, as well as declining defensive skills, have prompted speculation that the 31-year-old is best suited to be a part-time player, but Simmons' early offensive excellence suggests he may not be done as an everyday shortstop.
Simmons is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
After starting at shortstop in each of the Twins' first four games of the season, Simmons will be getting his first day off while Jorge Polanco shifts over from second base to cover his position. In addition to his typically stellar glovework, Simmons has gotten off to a strong start at the plate to begin his first season with the Twins. He's gone 5-for-12 with a double, five walks, five runs and three RBI through four contests.
Simmons went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored a run in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Milwaukee.
Simmons had a productive 2021 regular-season debut, hitting singles in his first two plate appearances and walking in his third. Minnesota added the shortstop primarily for his defense, but Simmons has consistently hit for a respectable average and stolen a few bases throughout his career. The four-time Gold Glove winner will receive more hittable pitches when there isn't a pitcher behind him in the order, which won't be an issue for the majority of Minnesota's games.
Simmons started at shortstop and went 0-for-3 in his spring training debut Friday against Atlanta.
Simmons didn't arrive to spring training until Mar. 5 due to visa issues, but it looks like he has plenty of time to be ready for Opening Day. He's set to take over as Minnesota's everyday shortstop and offers a defensive upgrade with Jorge Polanco moving to second base.
Simmons is expected to make his spring debut against Atlanta on Friday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Simmons cleared the intake protocols Sunday and will make his first Grapefruit League appearance less than a week later. Assuming he's ready to play by Opening Day, the 31-year-old will begin the year as Minnesota's primary shortstop after spending the past five seasons with the Angels.
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