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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Riding pine in matinee

Simmons isn't in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. Simmons went 0-for-4 during Friday's blowout loss to St. Louis, and he'll be on the bench for the third time in the last four games. Nick Madrigal is starting at the keystone and batting ninth.
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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: On bench Wednesday

Simmons isn't starting Wednesday against the Brewers. Simmons started in the last two games and went 1-for-5 with a run, an RBI and three strikeouts. Nick Madrigal will start at the keystone and bat ninth.
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Cubs shortstop Andrelton Simmons makes history with 45-mph swinging strike against Reds

When baseball games go horribly wrong, fans can get treated to one of the most hilarious sights in sports: position players pitching. That’s what happened on Thursday in Cincinnati. With the Cubs getting blown out by the Reds – who would go on to win 20-5 – Chicago shortstop Andrelton Simmons took to the mound in the eighth inning. And he managed to produce at least one bright spot. Simmons, who has been clocked throwing 94 miles per hour in a game on a throw from shortstop, threw a pitch that was less than half that speed. His 44.9 mph pitch to Kyle Farmer was the slowest pitch in major league baseball history to generate a swinging strike, per Codify Baseball. Simmons also had one pitch as slow as 39 mph, while also topping out on another at 79 mph. Not all went well for Simmons, though, who gave up five runs on five hits and issued one walk in his inning of work. The loss dropped the lowly Cubs to fourth place in the NL Central and just four games ahead of the last-place Reds, who split the four-game series with Chicago.
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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Moving to second base

Simmons will cede the starting shortstop job to Nico Hoerner going forward, with most of his playing time projected to come at second base, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports. The motivation for this move is partly for the Cubs to evaluate Hoerner over a long stretch at shortstop before...
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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Records three hits in win

Simmons went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds. Simmons was productive from the bottom of the order, helping lead the Cubs to an easy 11-4 win. The shortstop is still known more for his defensive ability, and while he's starting to play more regularly after missing some time to begin the year due to a shoulder injury, fantasy managers shouldn't expect too many performances like this. Simmons still has just a .553 OPS for the season, and he finished with a .557 OPS across 131 games with Minnesota in 2021.
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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Returns to lineup Saturday

Simmons is starting at shortstop and batting ninth in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. After a day off Friday, Simmons will return Saturday as the Cubs shuffle their infield a bit. Ildemaro Vargas shifts from short to second, while Jonathan Villar goes from second to third and Patrick Wisdom slides over to left field. This will be the fourth start in the last six games for Simmons, who is ramping up after missing all of April and half of May with shoulder inflammation.
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Cubs: Andrelton Simmons is a badly-needed glove-first option

So far, the 2022 regular season has been full of injury woes for the Chicago Cubs. Before the season began, everyone knew it would be a long shot for the team to surprise everyone and contend. But, things haven’t gone their way, Yet, they have won their past three series with their eyes on a fourth with the Diamondbacks coming to Wrigley this weekend.
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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Out of Friday's lineup

Simmons is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus Arizona. Simmons started three of the past four games and is 2-for-10 with a walk, an RBI and a run since being activated from the injured list last weekend. Ildemaro Vargas will start at shortstop and bat ninth.
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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Starting Wednesday

Simmons is starting at shortstop and batting ninth in Wednesday's game against the Pirates. Simmons will make his second start in four games since his return from the injured list Sunday. Nico Hoerner (ankle) hit the IL himself to make room for Simmons, so there should be plenty of playing time available at shortstop, though it seems the Cubs are being cautious with the veteran as he works his way back from a shoulder injury. Ildemaro Vargas remains on hand to provide depth at the position.
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Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Not in Tuesday's lineup

Simmons will sit Tuesday against the Pirates. Simmons has now been in the lineup just once in three games since his return from shoulder inflammation. It's likely he's being eased into action to some extent, but it's also possible the Cubs don't see him as quite an everyday player. Ildemaro Vargas starts at shortstop in his absence.
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Cubs roster move: Nico Hoerner to injured list, Andrelton Simmons activated

Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner sprained his right ankle Wednesday afternoon in San Diego in one of the weirdest ways possible, colliding with umpire Dan Iassogna [VIDEO]. Nico hasn’t played since then and now he’s headed to the injured list. The IL placement is retroactive to Thursday, May 12, so he’ll be eligible to return a week from today.
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