Mizuno USA, a leader in high-performance baseball footwear and apparel, has signed a multi-year partnership as the official glove provider for the defensive phenom and Atlanta Braves shortstop, Andrelton Simmons.
"I've always known Mizuno as a brand that delivers only the highest-quality products, and I am excited to become a member of the family," said Simmons. "Mizuno bestows a strong personal commitment to its players and our success, and that was evident to me from start."
Shortstop is one of the most demanding defensive positions on the diamond. Simmons brings yet another high-caliber shortstop to Mizuno's growing roster of professional athlete ambassadors choosing to play with Mizuno. This select group of shortstops includes Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies, Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals and Jose Iglesias of the Detroit Tigers.
"In a short time Andrelton has quickly earned a reputation as one of the game's brightest young shortstops in the major leagues, and this is only the start for this budding young talent," said Steve Mikolajczak, Team Sports Division Brand Manager, Mizuno USA. "Not only will Andrelton put our product to the test and represent the brand well on the field, he will be a great resource to help us shape future baseball glove technology to come."
About Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field, soccer, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.