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Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons out at least a month with broken finger

Jul 9, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

Darwin Barney, Andrelton Simmons AP

Andrelton Simmons has made a huge impact since being called up on June 2, hitting .296 with a .788 OPS and spectacular defense at shortstop, but the Braves rookie won’t be playing again until at least August.

Simmons broke his right pinkie finger in the first-half finale and the Braves have placed him on the disabled list, announcing that he’ll be wearing a cast on the finger for at least four weeks.

Simmons has been in the lineup for every game since his debut and his backup, veteran Jack Wilson, has barely played. Tyler Pastornicky, whose failure to grab hold of the starting job led to Simmons getting an opportunity in the first place, could be called up again to take his spot.

  1. oltanya - Jul 9, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    heh heh, huge impact.

    • Jeremy T - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

      still the first thing I think of every time this guy is mentioned. Craig, why have you infected my mind??

  2. cranbery - Jul 9, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Sorry to hear this…….will keep him in my prayers. He is a great kid and a fantastic baseball player. I love his talent and work ethic!

    • ame123 - Jul 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      Let’s pray for a professional athlete because he hurt his pinky. Give me a break.

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