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Simmons day to day with sprained left ankle

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SEATTLE -- Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was forced to exit in the fourth inning of Tuesday's series opener against the Mariners after he sprained his left ankle stepping on third base on defense.

He's listed as day to day and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Simmons was covering after Seattle's Logan Morrison grounded an RBI single into left field. When Simmons hit the bag, his ankle buckled awkwardly and he crumpled to the ground while Justin Upton airmailed the throw over the head of catcher Gerald Laird.

Simmons limped off the field and was replaced by Ramiro Pena.

"He's probably going to be a little sore tomorrow," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Maybe the off-day on Thursday will give him plenty of time for this weekend."

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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