It’s like breaking up with your first girlfriend. It’s a little heartbreaking at first. You plan like it’s gonna be forever, and after it’s over, you wish them the best. I’m with my new girlfriend now, and I’m focused on this team and helping them win now.
On November 12, 2015, Simmons, along with catcher Jose Briceno, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Erick Aybar, Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis.