Braves rookie Simmons out of lineup again (sore shoulder)

MIAMI – After missing two months with a broken bone in his throwing hand, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons figured injuries were behind him once he came off the disabled list a week ago.

But no. The promising rookie missed a game last week after turning an ankle, and Simmons was out of the lineup Tuesday with a sore left shoulder after landing awkwardly on a diving defensive play in Monday’s win against the Marlins. He didn’t leave the game after the play.

“I felt good during the game, then afterward it starting feeling sore,” Simmons said. “I thought it was going to go away [overnight], but woke up this morning and couldn’t lift my arm.”

He spent much of Tuesday getting treatment on the shoulder, which Simmons was told should improve quickly with rest. He hoped to be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday.

In the meantime, the frustration was apparent as he discussed yet another injury.

“You have no idea,” he said. “It’s just hard. I don’t know what’s going on. I must be doing something wrong.”

Simmons has hit .293 with 11 extra-base hits, three homers and 17 RBIs in 39 games for the Braves, surpassing expectations offensively while playing the splendid defense that everyone who saw him in spring training expected.

“I didn’t know anything about it until today,” said manager Fredi Gonzalez, who moved Martin Prado to shortstop Tuesday. “He dove for that ball. Usually that [soreness] takes a while. He dove for that ball and kind of landed funky. He’s a little sore.”

Gonzalez knows Simmons is frustrated.

“Everything happens in threes, so it’s over with, right?” Gonzalez said, smiling. “You got the broken hand, the ankle sprain and this. He’s good for the rest of his career.”

McCann back in lineup

Brian McCann returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing two games with tendinitis in his right knee near the base of his hamstring. He missed seven of the past 15 games with a frayed labrum and cyst in his throwing shoulder, and the leg injury. “He’s got the hamstring, he’s got the shoulder, but he’s going to play,” Gonzalez said. “He feels good.”

Hudson nominated for Clemente Award

Tim Hudson is the Braves’ nominee for the 11th annual Roberto Clemente Award, given to a major league player “who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.”

The Hudson Family Foundation, established by the veteran pitcher and his wife, Kim, has raised more than $650,000 for needy children and families throughout Georgia.

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David from Athens, AL

September 18th, 2012
7:39 pm

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Jasons Shrinking Waist

September 18th, 2012
9:15 pm

BravesfaninWis

September 18th, 2012
9:15 pm

Why would the Braves with just a handful of games to play on the season, trying to catch the Nats for the division title, and trying to make the playoffs not lose to a team with a losing record, and a pitcher with a losing record? Oh well, just the Braves being the Braves. I am sure one day in the near future they will think about a lot of these games and say maybe if we did just one thing different in this or that game, maybe we wouldn’t be sitting at home right now. Maybe if we didn’t make a Marlins pitcher who every other team beats up on look like a Cy Young winner, we could have moved a little closer to winning the division. Games like this that makes you wonder if they can compete with any playoff team this year. That is if they make it themselves.

Lobosolo

September 18th, 2012
10:08 pm

BravesfaninWis…. you are no doubt the cryingest blubberer on these blogs… don’t even think about using the term “we” when talking about the Braves… man, how little you know about this game is a lot… go root for the Brewers, Prickman…

braveslover

September 18th, 2012
11:58 pm

Disheartening loss. Can’t fault the effort so it must be the lack of talent. When our weaknesses show they don’t whisper they scream. Bourn is just an engnima. Is he the .330 hitter of the first half or the .240 hitter of the second half? Guess that explains his lifetime .280 average. Medlen, Malholm and pray for rain to paraphrase a Milwaukee saying. I guess the good news is that other than the Brewers no one else is stepping up either.

Jeff

September 19th, 2012
12:31 am

Simmons is turning into quite the paper tiger. This time of year every player is sore, suck it up and play.

JRW7

September 19th, 2012
1:31 am

Who cares, it’s college football season, now!

jarhead

September 19th, 2012
3:42 am

it was the boston braves that said span & sane pray for rain

Gary

September 19th, 2012
4:43 am

Bourne and Freeman failed in critical situations………..our pitchers have to be perfect………

JPopNC

September 19th, 2012
9:00 am

The positive side of it is if we at least play .500 ball we’ll cover the wild card with ease and I’d settle with this so Bourne can be benched for a few games in order to get his head back in the game.

northbeach Scott

September 19th, 2012
9:04 am

I believe that was Johnny Sain, not Sane with the 1948 Boston Brave pennant winners.

bobby

September 19th, 2012
9:37 am

It was Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.

bobby

September 19th, 2012
9:50 am

Also, they once during the pennant chase in 1948 pitched 8 complete games in 12 days including one 14 inning game be Spahn. Today if they get 6 innings out of a pitcher, they think he has done a good job.

bobby

September 19th, 2012
9:51 am

Make that by Spahn.

CC

September 19th, 2012
3:33 pm

Simmons = marshmallow

Matt

September 19th, 2012
4:33 pm

Iam a huge Braves fan and I will still agree with you that Braves fans do whine a lot and there lazy. When you go to a game and someone hits a home run half the people there even clap let alone stand up and scream. You see people there playing on there phone more than watching the game but Georgia is more of a football state.

Matt

September 19th, 2012
4:33 pm

Iam a huge Braves fan and I will still agree with you that Braves fans do whine a lot and there lazy. When you go to a game and someone hits a home run half the people there even clap let alone stand up and scream. You see people there playing on there phone more than watching the game but Georgia is more of a football state.

norris

September 19th, 2012
7:13 pm

What about Janish? How bad was his injury last night???

Mike Lewis

September 20th, 2012
12:20 am

The old saying still rings today, Spahn and Sain and pray for rain. Except one member of the rain rotation, Vern Bickford, actually pitched a no-hitter for the Braves in 1950. He was the most successful of the “others” and was actually quite good winning 19 games in 1950 and going 16-11 in 1949 winning an All-Star spot.

I tell you this because it’s true…and my dad, Marion Lewis, was his roommate and batterymate in the minors in Welch, West Virignia.

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October 3rd, 2013
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