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Andrelton Simmons (SS)

Atlanta Braves

By Steve Painter, Braves Correspondent, Fri, Feb 27th 1:31pm EST

There was never much concern over the strained oblique and this news reinforces the fact that Simmons is and will be fine. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Look for Simmons to continue his stellar play at SS and hopefully regain his early form in hitting. Simmons might be worth a look as a utility player for your team depending on how his hitting stroke looks.

By Steve Painter, Braves Correspondent, Thu, Feb 26th 2:34pm EST

Simmons will likely be held back several days, perhaps even 10 or so, as a precaution. This is not a major issue, as he will have plenty of time to prepare for the season opener. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Braves will likely struggle this year and have little fantasy relevance going into the 2015 campaign. Simmons has potential to be relevant because the Braves have new hitting coaches and might revive his early propensity to rake line drives for doubles.

Andrelton Simmons News & Advice

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Rotoworld | Feb 27th, 6:09pm
Andrelton Simmons (oblique) did some light throwing and took some dry swings on Friday.
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ESPN | Feb 26th, 9:50pm
Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.
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MLB.com | Feb 26th, 6:39pm
When Andrelton Simmons entered Fredi Gonzalez's office on Thursday morning to inform him that he has been recently dealing with a sore left oblique, the Braves' manager viewed this as a sign that his high-energy shortstop is starting to understand the importance of keeping minor ailments minor.
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Rotoworld | Feb 26th, 4:01pm
Andrelton Simmons is taking it easy in Braves camp after being diagnosed with a strained oblique.