Category: ‘Short Stops’

Atlanta Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky Suffers Injury in Collision with Jason Heyward
August 14th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky, filling in for starter Dan Uggla, collided with right fielder Jason Heyward while attempting to catch a fly ball in the top of the third inning. Pastornicky suffered a sprained left knee and is listed as day-to-day. The injury is a major blow to Pastornicky who...

Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson Had a Ridiculous July for Atlanta Braves
August 1st, 2013 at 3:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been red hot for the past week, but Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons really turned it on for the month of July. Simmons may not have the batting average Johnson does, but he's put the ball in play pretty much all the time. He only struck out...

Andrelton Simmons Recognizes Need for Change in Atlanta Braves’ Offensive Approach
July 24th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andrelton Simmons may not be the best hitter, but he recognizes the need for the Atlanta Braves to take a better approach at the plate, as told to Kevin McAlpin of 680 the Fan after Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field.   Simmons: "we've got to do the...

Andrelton Simmons Watches Video of Chipper Jones to Fix Swing
April 11th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Andrelton Simmons was scuffling after Monday's game with the Miami Marlins, hitting a paltry .143, but the Atlanta Braves shortstop poured over video of the swing of Braves legend Chipper Jones and saw immediate results. Simmons studied video of Jones' swing on all 51 hits he accumulated while batting right-handed from...

World Baseball Classic May Have Helped Andrelton Simmons’ Performance
March 29th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
Teams freaked out when Hanely Ramirez and David Wright were injured at the World Baseball Classic, but the Atlanta Braves may want to try sending more players after the production Andrelton Simmons has had going into the regular season. If anything, playing for the Netherlands in the WBC did Simmons a...