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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Braves Injury Update: Shae Simmons likely out for season


By on 9/07/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Atlanta Braves entered Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins six and a half games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. With 21 games to play, the Braves are in the thick of the wild card race. One player who most likely wont be part of the stretch run is rookie pitcher Shae Simmons, who is out with a right shoulder injury.


Our own Rose Ingberman reported on August 22 that Simmons, who has been the DL since July 27 with a strained right shoulder, had a delay in beginning his rehab assignment.

An update on Simmons, as reported by Mark Bowman of MLB.com, is that he's likely not going to pitch again this season. General manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez both feel time has run out on Simmons this season, considering that he hasn't even gotten back on the mound yet.

Simmons initially was expected to need four to six weeks of rest after being placed on the disabled list. But a setback has the Braves leaning towards shutting him down for the rest of the season.

Simmons, in his rookie season, has an ERA of 2.91 in 26 games. He's allowed 15 hits and walked 11 in 21 2/3 innings, while striking out 23. In his first 20 appearances, Simmons had an ERA of 0.96 and limited opponents to a .230 on-base percentage. He struggled to a 15.00 ERA in his next six appearances before landing on the disabled list.

 
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