8:16 pm September 11, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
Milwaukee - Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has had a wild week, playing six minor league rehabilitation games in four cities, and it might have showed a bit Monday night when he walked out for his first at-bat wearing a home Braves batting helmet.
Simmons sported the red bill as opposed to the solid blue helmet his teammates were wearing. They gave him a hard time in the dugout after he flew out in the third inning, so he was back in the visiting helmet for his second at-bat.
“I brought it outside for some reason; I wasn’t thinking,” Simmons said Tuesday afternoon, smiling. “I don’t know. I’ve been out of it for a bit so.”
Simmons went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first game back, and for only maybe the third time in his playing career, professional or amateur, didn’t get a ball hit to him at shortstop.
“I felt all right,” he said. “I was a bit anxious still but it wasn’t nothing too bad.”
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