Gonzalez said Friday that he wanted to avoid the disabled list for Simmons, whose left ankle was wrapped in tape one day after he was wearing an air cast. Simmons reported feeling better on Friday and has not had a setback since then.
"I don't know exactly what the treatments are, the difference between the air cast and the wrap and the heat," Gonzalez said. "Every time I look in there, he's got a different contraption on his leg, but at the very least, he's getting better."
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.