|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||9/4/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 195 lbs|
|College||Western Oklahoma JC|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 2|
Simmons won't play Sunday against the Cubs with the contest being postponed due to inclement weather in Chicago, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
A makeup date for the interleague game has yet to be announced. Simmons and the Angels will be back in action Monday, when the team kicks off a three-game series in Texas versus the Rangers.
Simmons went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-2 win over the Brewers.
His fourth-inning homer off Jhoulys Chacin put the Angels ahead for good, and was Simmons' first long ball of the year. The shortstop is slashing just .184/.205/.263 through 10 games, but he's collected a hit in three straight contests as he begins to find some momentum at the plate.
Simmons (back) is back in the lineup Saturday against Texas.
Simmons missed Friday's game due to back tightness, but an MRI came back clean, so there's no surprise that he'll return one day later. He'll play shortstop and bat third.
Simmons (back) stated that his MRI came back clean and he's simply being held out of the starting lineup as a precaution, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
This news is unsurprising, as although Simmons wasn't included in Friday's starting nine, he was listed on the lineup card and should be available to pinch hit if needed. The Angels starting shortstop figures to have an opportunity to return to the lineup for Saturday's matchup.
Simmons (back) is out of Friday's lineup against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Simmons was expected to undergo an MRI sometime Friday morning, though the results of his imaging have yet to be revealed. The 29-year-old shortstop is listed as available on the lineup card, per Fletcher, so the Angels are likely being cautious, especially this early in the season. Zack Cozart will move to short and David Fletcher will slot in at the hot corner in Simmons' absence.