The Los Angeles Angels have activated 26-year old righty swinging SS Andrelton Simmons from the 15-day disabled list. Simmons played in 31 games earlier this year for the Angels and he was 25 of 114 (.219 avg, .526 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 8 RBIs. His return should tighten up the Angels’ infield defensive big time. To make room on the roster for Simmons, the Angels have designated 34-year old righty swinging SS Brendan Ryan for assignment. Ryan played in 17 games for the Angels this year and he was 1 for 13 (.077 avg, .154 OPS) with 1 run scored. A special shout out to 31-year old righty swinging Gregorio Petit, who played well while Simmons was out of action. Petit has played in 31 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 28 of 97 (.289 avg, .762 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 1 homer and 10 RBIs. Petit will now be a backup at 2B, SS and 3B for the Angels moving forward.
UPDATE: (6/18/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Brendan Ryan to AAA.