Angels SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) to have surgery, headed to DL

Monday May 9th, 2016

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Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons will require thumb surgery after sustaining an injury Sunday, the team announced Monday.

Simmons, who has a full thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, will head to the disabled list. He exited Sunday’s 3–1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning after diving to field a ground ball.

The 26-year-old, who spent the past four seasons with the Atlanta Braves, is batting just .219 this year with one home run and eight RBIs in 31 games played. He was a two-time Gold Glove Award winner while with the Braves.

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The Angels are 13–18 so far this season.

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