|May 8 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Simmons will miss two months due to a torn ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery.
Analysis: The Gold Glove shortstop was injured while diving for a ground ball in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. Simmons becomes the latest key player to hit the DL for the Angels, who are also without starting pitchers Garrett Richards, C.J. Wilson and Andrew Heaney and closer Huston Street.
|Apr. 19 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Simmons was 3 for 4 with an RBI in Monday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Simmons has hit safely in 11 straight, but he's still hitting just .275.
|Feb. 26 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-After an offseason in which Los Angeles made few additions to help Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, Simmons appears to be the Angels' biggest potential difference-maker.
Analysis: They traded two top prospects and Erick Aybar, their starting shortstop for the past decade, to add Simmons to a defensive skill pool already including the wall-climbing Trout and Gold Glover Kole Calhoun. Simmons is generally considered the best defensive player in baseball, a lanky shortstop with nearly limitless range, exceptional athleticism and pitcher-grade arm strength. He leads the majors in runs saved since his debut in 2012.