The designated cubs are short Andrelton Simmons For commissioning today, the club announced. This step came shortly after it was activated by IL for 10 days. He had been out since mid-July due to a strain in his right shoulder.
Simmons didn’t really take off in Chicago after signing a one-year, $4 million deal with Cubs in the offseason. He was suffering from shoulder pain from the jump She scored only 85 games per season. On that small sample, he scored a meager .173/.244/.187 hitting streak and only scored one additional base stroke.
While Simmons has been talked about as one of the game’s best defensive stopping points since his debut in 2012, his offensive production – running his 86th WRC+ career – has fallen off a cliff since leaving the Angels after the 2020 season. In almost a full season (536 PAs) ), produced with a .216/.277/.261 clip, good for wRC+51 only.
However, provided his shoulder doesn’t prove an ongoing problem, Simmons can still catch a rival as an advanced defensive option, although that likely won’t happen until after he’s cleared of compromises. He won four Golden Gloves and finished second (for Carlos Correa) in the 2021 Fielding Bible Defensive Ranking. In fact, since 2013, it has placed third only once and won the award for six consecutive seasons (2013-2018). Advanced metrics support Simmons’ continued defensive value; According to Fangraphs, Simmons earned 19 DRS (saved from defensive kicks) between 2021 and 2022 and a great 201 for his career.
In portions of 11 seasons with the Braves, Angels, Twins and Cubs, Simmons has a career .263/.312/.366 triple slash. Although he will enter 2023 aged 33, Simba will likely attract at least some interest in the season if he wishes to continue playing, if perhaps he is invited from outside the roster. No matter where his career takes him from here, his glove business will remain a legend in Atlanta and Orange County.
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