Andrelton Simmons breaks pinkie

Updated: July 8, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHILADELPHIA -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies with an injured pinkie finger on his right hand.

He has a fractured fifth metacarpal and will be examined by a team physician on Monday, according to the Braves television broadcast who cited the team.

The Braves used pinch hitter Eric Hinske for Simmons in the fifth inning. Hinske struck out looking with the bases loaded against Phillies starter Vance Worley.

Simmons entered batting .292 with three home runs and 15 RBIs. He was named NL rookie of the month for June.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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