Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons celebrates scoring a run with catcher Brian McCann in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field. (Photo by Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE) June 27, 2012
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves placed rookie shortstop
Andrelton Simmons on the 15-day disabled list on Monday after an examination
revealed a fractured bone in his right hand.
Simmons was evaluated by Dr. Gary Lourie, who discovered a non-displaced
fracture of the fifth metacarpal. The hand will be placed in a cast for four
weeks and no timetable has been set for a return.
The 22-year-old made his major league debut on June 2 and has batted .296 with
three homers, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored in 33 games for the Braves this
A corresponding roster move will be made after the All-Star break.
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