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Brandon Belt | First Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 219
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brandon Belt went 0-for-3 as the Giants' No. 6 hitter in Friday's loss.
Before Hunter Pence got hurt, the Giants indicated that Belt could open the season batting third. However, that injury rearranged the lineup and Belt has hit fourth twice, fifth four times and now sixth once, going 2-for-26 in the process. His bat will warm up, but his fantasy value has already taken a hit. Hopefully, things will get better for the Giants lineup as a whole once Pence returns. Apr 18 - 1:34 AM

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Brandon Belt (groin) is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Belt hasn't played since straining his groin on Tuesday but is now ready to go. Casey McGehee (knee) and Angel Pagan are sitting out for the Giants, who are going with Matt Duffy at third base and Gregor Blanco in center field.

Brandon Belt (groin) is available to pinch hit Saturday.

And he could return to the Giants' starting lineup for Sunday afternoon's series finale in Arizona. Belt has been sidelined since Tuesday with a mild groin strain.
Apr 11 - 7:04 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Friday that Brandon Belt (ankle) was doing better and could return to the Giants starting lineup on Sunday.

The team is being careful not to push the oft-injured slugger and risk further aggravation. Matt Duffy is expected to get the start in his place at first base on Saturday.
Apr 10 - 8:43 PM

Brandon Belt (groin) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Belt had reported significant improvement in recent days and looks as though he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list, but he isn't quite ready to rejoin the lineup. Buster Posey will once again draw the start at first base while Hector Sanchez does the catching.
Apr 10 - 7:15 PM

Brandon Belt said an MRI Wednesday showed a mild groin strain.

He's out of the lineup Wednesday, but the first baseman said he's optimistic he can avoid the disabled list. Belt even said he was going to try to take batting practice before Wednesday's game despite being out of the lineup. It's promising news, but Belt owners should still monitor his status over the next few days.
Apr 8 - 6:34 PM

Brandon Belt (groin) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Belt strained his right groin while chasing a foul pop-up in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game versus the D'Backs. "It grabbed me pretty good at first," he said. "But honestly I don't think it's too bad." Belt noted that he can jog right now but would have issues making quick side-to-side movements. It sure sounds like a disabled list stint is in order, but we'll have to see what the MRI says. If Belt goes on the DL, Adam Duvall and Andrew Susac are options to replace him.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Apr 8 - 8:36 AM

Brandon Belt has been diagnosed with a strained groin.

Belt injured himself while chasing a foul pop-up in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game versus the D'Backs. He tried to do a little running to see if he could stay in, but he was still feeling it an eventually limped off the field. It certainly looked like an ailment that could send Belt to the disabled list, but the Giants will likely wait to see how he feels Wednesday before deciding anything. Adam Duvall would be an option to replace Belt on the roster if a DL stint is required.
Apr 7 - 11:24 PM

Brandon Belt left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks in the fourth inning with an apparent leg injury.

Belt started to chase after a foul pop-up but pulled up lame after a few steps. He exited the field after a short conversation with the Giants' trainer and manager Bruce Bochy. Expect the club to offer an update on the first baseman's status later Tuesday.
Apr 7 - 10:58 PM

Brandon Belt finished 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI single in Monday's 8-3 win over the Royals.

Belt's RBI single came in garbage time, tacking on another run to make it 8-3 in the bottom of the eighth. Belt is a popular bounce-back candidate after missing a large chunk of 2014 due to concussion-related issues. He's batting .325 (13-for-40) so far this spring.
Mar 23 - 7:05 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Friday that Brandon Belt could see some work in the outfield if Angel Pagan is sidelined for any significant period of time.

The team's outfield depth is being tested early with Hunter Pence already on the shelf. If Belt could cover a corner outfield position, it would leave first base open for Travis Ishikawa, or for Buster Posey to see additional time there while sparing his legs behind the plate. The added outfield eligibility for Belt would be helpful from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 20 - 7:14 PM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-2 with a solo home run as the Giants lost to the Brewers in Wednesday's Cactus League exhibition.

Belt walked and scored in the second inning, then took Chris Perez deep to right field for a home run to tie the game up at 3-3. The first baseman is now batting .412 (7-for-17). Belt is a commonly-cited bounce-back candidate after missing a good portion of the 2014 season due to concussion-related issues.
Mar 11 - 7:38 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy on Friday revealed that he's leaning towards hitting Brandon Belt third this season.

Belt has hit in the three spot often the last couple seasons but has spent most of the time batting sixth. It's obviously good news for the first baseman's fantasy prospects as he tries to rebound from an injury-shortened 2014 campaign. Buster Posey hit third most frequently in 2014 but appears pegged for the cleanup spot in 2015.
Feb 6 - 2:37 PM

Giants and 1B Brandon Belt avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.6 million contract.

Belt asked for $4.5 million and was offered $3 million from the Giants when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 16. The 26-year-old first baseman had a somewhat difficult arbitration case after appearing in just 61 games last season due to injuries, and he didn't much get his way in these negotiations. Belt is under contractual control with the Giants through 2017.
Feb 2 - 9:02 AM

Brandon Belt requested $4.5 million and was offered $3 million from the Giants when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com is on the Giants side of this battle, projecting Belt to earn $3.4 million through the arbitration process. The two sides are likely to meet somewhere in the middle, though the gap is substantial at the moment. The Baby Giraffe clubbed 12 homers and drove home 27 runs in 214 at-bats during an injury-riddled 2014 campaign.
Jan 16 - 9:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Erik Cordier