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Brandon Belt | First Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 219
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Texas
Contract: view contract details

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Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Wednesday that the club has discussed an extension with Brandon Belt.
Evans addressed Belt's status during a press conference for Brandon Crawford's contract extension, but nothing appears imminent at this time. His 2015 season came to an early end due to his second concussion in the last two seasons, but Evans said Wednesday that it's "not a concern." The 27-year-old earned $3.6 million this past season and is under team control through 2017. Nov 18 - 3:56 PM

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Giants GM Bobby Evans said Wednesday that Brandon Belt still hasn't been fully cleared of concussion symptoms.

That's a pretty frightening statement, as this latest concussion dates back to early September. Belt also had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee just before the end of the regular season schedule. Evans said he's optimistic Belt will be 100 percent heading into spring training next February, but there are obviously still some major hurdles to cross.
Nov 5 - 9:07 AM

Brandon Belt underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Belt had been playing through a minor tear in the knee in recent weeks, and he had the procedure after the Giants were officially eliminated from postseason contention Tuesday. He'll need 2-to-4 weeks of recovery time and should be ready to go when spring training rolls around. Belt batted .280/.356/.478 with 18 home runs, 68 RBI and 73 runs scored in 2015.
Sep 30 - 8:01 PM

Brandon Belt will fly to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to visit with a concussion specialist.

It's the same concussion specialist that he saw last season. Belt hasn't played since last Friday after experiencing more concussion symptoms and it's likely that he's done for the season. The Giants could have more on his status after Wednesday's exam.
Sep 22 - 8:33 PM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants starting lineup against the Diamondbacks on Saturday as he's once again dealing with a concussion.

It's unclear when he sustained the injury. At this point, it would probably be wise for the Giants to simply shut him down for the remainder of the season. Recurring concussion symptoms can tend to linger for quite awhile and make Belt a very risky fantasy proposition heading into the 2016 season.
Sep 19 - 2:48 PM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Diamondbacks.

With opposing southpaw Patrick Corbin on the mound, Bruce Bochy has decided it's a good day to get Belt a day of rest. Buster Posey will shift over to first base while Trevor Brown does the catching for the Giants.
Sep 19 - 1:35 PM

Brandon Belt (illness) went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in his return to action on Sunday.

Belt was held out of the Giants' starting lineup on Saturday due to a stomach illness. It obviously wasn't anything too serious. The 27-year-old first baseman is batting .281/.356/.476 with 17 home runs and 62 RBI in 127 games this season for San Francisco.
Sep 7 - 8:28 AM

Brandon Belt (illness) is not in the Giants lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

He's battling a stomach illness. This will be his second absence in the last three games. It's a shame because Belt has had great success against tonight's starter, Chad Bettis (7-for-12 with two RBI). Rookie Nick Noonan will spell Belt at first base and bat eighth.
Sep 5 - 5:41 PM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants starting lineup on Thursday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Belt against opposing southpaw Chris Rusin. Buster Posey will cover first base while Hector Santiago fills in behind the dish for the Giants.
Sep 3 - 6:08 PM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench with the Pirates throwing left Francisco Liriano. Buster Posey is at first base and Andrew Susac is catching.
Aug 23 - 3:56 PM

Brandon Belt clubbed a pair of solo home runs in a 2-for-4 effort as the Giants topped the Astros on Tuesday.

Belt gave the Giants a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when he took Scott Kazmir out to center field. He went out to left field in the sixth to make it a 2-0 game. The first baseman matched his career-high with 17 home runs and he still has plenty of season left. Belt has homered seven times in 10 August games as well. On the season, he's hitting .272/.345/.496 with 52 RBI.
Aug 12 - 1:01 AM

Brandon Belt hit his fourth homer of the month Thursday against the Cubs.

Belt has just six hits in August, but he's making them count. Besides, he still has a solid .272 average anyway. It's the power that was overdue; he had 10 homers through the first four months of the season before hitting four in six games.
Aug 6 - 11:37 PM

Brandon Belt hit his 11th and 12th homers of the year Saturday as the Giants beat the Rangers 9-7 in 11 innings.

Hunter Pence had the go-ahead homer in the 11th before Belt hit his second of the game to provide an insurance run. Remarkably, both homers tonight were off lefties (Brandon Belt and Sam Freeman). He had been homerless in 66 at-bats versus southpaws this year.
Aug 2 - 2:29 AM

Brandon Belt showed off his strength and speed Wednesday, hitting a homer and stealing a base in a win over the Padres.

Belt hit the big fly, his 10th of the year, off Padres reliever Marcos Mateo in the sixth inning. He walked and stole his fifth base of the season earlier in the contest. Belt is enjoying a strong month of July in which he is hitting .321 (18-for-56) with nine runs scored and three steals. The good month has raised the first baseman's overall line to .275/.353/.474.
Jul 22 - 7:04 PM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk Saturday against the Nationals.

Belt has now driven in runs in six out of his last seven games. He's batting .273/.344/.481 with nine home runs and 36 RBI through 74 games this season.
Jul 4 - 2:35 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
4Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Kyle Blanks
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Jake Peavy
3Chris Heston
4Matt Cain
5Clayton Blackburn
6Ty Blach
7Kyle Crick
8Adalberto Mejia
9Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Ian Gardeck
8Steven Okert
9Jacob Smith
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Cody Hall
13Cory Gearrin