Another Angel Down, SS Andrelton Simmons needs surgery

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Updated: May 9, 2016

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons will require surgery for what the team described Monday as a full thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Another Angel is down, as Simmons will be having surgery in the next couple of days. After the surgery he will be yet another Halo on the disabled list. Dark times are going to come for the Angels pretty soon, as “Simba” was just getting settled into his new home at the Big A.

Simmons, 26, was hurt when he landed awkwardly on his glove hand while diving to stop a grounder hit by Evan Longoria in the third inning of Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He immediately left the game. Simmons has won two Gold Glove awards with his old team the Braves, before the Angels basically traded their whole farm system for him.

He will be placed on the disabled list and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, General Manager Billy Eppler said. “You roll with the punches,” Eppler said. “Every team goes through injuries. Every team has adversity. The schedule keeps coming. You keep playing and keep fighting.”

Alex Alarcon is the Founder and Senior Writer at Halo Headquarters.  Follow him on Twitter @AlexAlarcon49, and “Like” him on Facebook.

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