Braves SS Simmons out with sprained left thumb
Simmons was injured while sliding headfirst into second on a stolen base in the third inning of Friday night's 4-1 win over Chicago. He stayed in the game and finished 0 for 4 with a run scored and a walk.
Simmons said his thumb swelled up overnight. He hopes to return to the lineup Sunday, adding that he feels fine.
A broken right pinkie landed Simmons on the disabled list for two months last year. He was hurt sliding headfirst into second on July 8 at Philadelphia.
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