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Simmons 'progressing, but slowly' on road to return

Simmons 'progressing, but slowly' on road to return

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Simmons 'progressing, but slowly' on road to return
WASHINGTON -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that shortstop Andrelton Simmons is slowly working his way back from the hand injury that's kept him out for over a month.

Simmons went on the disabled list July 13 with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his right hand. The Braves were expecting he'd be out six to eight weeks, and Gonzalez said it looks like Simmons will be out closer to the eight-week projection.

But they don't want to rush things and have the 22-year old rookie push himself backwards.

"We're progressing, but slowly," Gonzalez said. "It's healing. I think we see the light at the end of the tunnel. We feel good, but I can't put a timetable on it."

Simmons has a .296 batting average in 33 games so far this season.

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