19 Facts About Andrelton Simmons


Andrelton A Simmons was born on September 4,1989 and is a Curacaoan professional baseball shortstop who is a free agent.

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Andrelton Simmons previously played for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, and Chicago Cubs.

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Andrelton Simmons played youth baseball alongside fellow Curacao natives Kenley Jansen and Didi Gregorius; he played basketball and soccer.

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Andrelton Simmons was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Western Oklahoma State College.

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Andrelton Simmons was named National League Rookie of the Month for June 2012 after hitting.

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Andrelton Simmons led all NL rookies in batting average and on-base percentage.

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On July 8,2012, during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Andrelton Simmons suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his right hand while sliding head-first into second base.

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Andrelton Simmons was believed by many to have been entitled to a single, but left field umpire Sam Holbrook cited the infield fly rule and called Andrelton Simmons out.

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Andrelton Simmons had his first full season in 2013, playing in 157 games.

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Andrelton Simmons finished the 2013 season with the highest Defensive Runs Saved ever recorded in a year and received the Gold Glove, the Fielding Bible, and the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for his defensive work that season.

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Andrelton Simmons received the Fielding Bible Award for the fourth straight year.

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Andrelton Simmons finished 8th in the American League Most Valuable Player voting.

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Andrelton Simmons received his third Gold Glove Award as well in 2017.

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Andrelton Simmons won a Gold Glove for the second consecutive season.

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Andrelton Simmons was placed on the disabled list on May 21,2019 with an ankle injury.

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On September 22,2020, Andrelton Simmons announced he was opting out of the remainder of the 2020 season.

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On March 15,2022, Andrelton Simmons signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.

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Andrelton Simmons was designated for assignment on August 6,2022 and elected free agency on August 7.

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Andrelton Simmons played for the Netherlands national team at the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and was selected for the team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

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