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Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons might be a quick healer

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons might be a quick healer

Andrelton Simmons hopes to return to major league games in a “couple weeks,” he said Friday, which would represent a significant speeding-up of the time the Angels shortstop was slated to miss.

Simmons tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb May 8 and had surgery May 10. His prognosis was six to eight weeks. He believes he can beat that, by a lot.

“I’m hopeful,” he said Friday. “I’m always hoping.”

The skin on Simmons’ thumb is peeling, and there is still soreness stemming from swelling that has enlarged the digit altogether.

“Don’t look at it,” he said. “It’s...

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