Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

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

Darwin Barney, Andrelton Simmons

Chicago Cubs’ Darwin Barney (15) slides into second after being forced out by Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who threw to first to complete the double play on Luis Valbuena during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)


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.