Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left the game in Monday’s 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Colesium on Monday, when he injured his left ankle in the ninth inning while hitting a single. inside the box.
With one out in the top of the ninth, Simmons hit a grounder that deflected right-handed closer Joakim Soria to shortstop Marcus Semien with the glove. Semien pitched at first, but Simmons overcame the shot, however in doing so he caught the back of the base and rolled onto his ankle.
Simmons, a four-time Gold Glove and a Platinum Glove, left the field with the help of coach Adam Nevala and was replaced by Matt Thaiss as a pinch runner.
Angels manager Joe Maddon said Simmons is being evaluated and doesn’t expect an update until Tuesday:
We have to wait for him to see the document and then receive the report from the medical staff. I still don’t know enough. I have heard about previous injuries. I looked at it very well and was able to see it without having to watch the replay to see the way it was rotated on the back of the base. “
Monday’s incident was eerily similar to the way Simmons injured his left ankle last year, also at first base, when he suffered a grade 3 ankle sprain that caused him to lose more than a month.
Simmons also suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain in June 2018 that kept him out of action for 10 days and was also injured in 2017. That is, for the fourth year in a row, Mundo Nobo’s, Curacao, is injured. .
If Simmons loses the extended time, David Fletcher is expected to be the club’s regular shortstop. Fletcher has been at third base with Anthony Rendon’s injury with oblique pain.
But Rendon could return as soon as tomorrow’s opening game Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners. Venezuelan infielder Luis Rengifo is also on the verge of returning from hamstring strain and could be activated from the 10-day disabled list earlier in the week, giving the Angels more depth.
You have to have the proper depth and replacements, and we do. [El gerente general] Billy [Eppler] and I’m already talking about it. We will move it tomorrow or the next days. You will lose good players from time to time, but to get to the endgame of the year, you have to have depth. “
Simmons, 30, is in the final year of a $ 58 million, seven-year contract he originally signed with the Braves before the 2014 season. The shortstop went 1-for-4 on Monday and is hitting .188 (3 by 16) with a double and a CP in the year.