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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 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

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Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's Wild Card Game win over the Pirates.

Brandon Crawford stole the offensive spotlight with his grand slam, but Belt was arguably the most impressive offensive performer for the Giants in their win. The first baseman had an RBI single in the sixth inning before a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh. Belt also walked twice in the game, reaching in four of his five plate appearances.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Giants' 9-8 victory over the Padres on Thursday.

A nice final week of the year would at least send Belt out on a high note from what has been a lost season. After a slow start, Belt appeared to be on his way to matching 2013's breakout season (.289/.360/.481) during a hot May in which he slashed .304/.407/.609. That is, before a pitch broke the 26-year-old slugger's hand, which deprived him of nearly two months of games. Belt returned for 11 games and was then hit in the face by an errant throw in batting practice, leading to lingering concussion symptoms and multiple trips to the disabled list. He's slashing .233/.290/.437 with 12 homers in 206 at-bats.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:23:00 AM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is in the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

It marks the first time that he has been in there since early August when he suffered a recurrence of his concussion-like symptoms. It has been a season ravaged by injuries for the 26-year-old slugger, who is hitting just .237/.299/.446 with 11 homers and 24 RBI in his 52 contests.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Giants activated 1B Brandon Belt from the 15-day disabled list.

Belt said he "felt good, completely normal" during batting practice Monday and feels ready for game action. However, just because he's been activated doesn't mean that he'll start playing regularly right away. He's not in the lineup Monday and the Giants figure to be careful with him down the stretch given that he's been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 09:55:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Belt said he "felt good, completely normal" during batting practice Monday and feels ready for game action. While his activation from the DL appears imminent, it doesn't mean that he'll return to playing regularly the rest of the way. Belt has been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues, so the Giants figure to bring him along slowly.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will face live pitching on Monday.

Belt has been on the shelf since August 8 with a concussion. He's been doing baseball activities since Thursday and Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Saturday that he expects the first baseman to return from the disabled list sometime next week.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will take batting practice on Friday.

Belt is finally making progress in his recovery from post-concussion symptoms and said he feels good enough to pinch hit on Friday. He could rejoin the Giants lineup at some point next week.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he's hoping Brandon Belt (concussion) will be ready for game action in 7-10 days.

He might be limited to pinch-hitting duty initially, but it's possible he could be ready to start. Belt was cleared for full baseball activities on Thursday and could take live batting practice as early as Friday. He has been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) has been cleared for full baseball activities.

Belt received the clearance Thursday from Dr. Micky Collins in Pittsburgh. The first baseman has already fielded some grounders and played catch this week, but he'll now be able to ramp up activities and could take live batting practice as early as Friday. Belt should be ready to go later this month if he can avoid setbacks.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is scheduled to see a specialist Thursday in hopes of being fully cleared for baseball activities.

Belt will be examined by Dr. Micky Collins in Pittsburgh. Just Tuesday, Belt said he didn't know "how realistic" it was to be back for postseason action, so Thursday's news will go a long way toward telling whether it is. If he is cleared, Belt could take live batting practice as early as Friday.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) said Tuesday that he's hoping to be ready for postseason play but admitted he doesn't know "how realistic that is."

Belt has felt a bit better in recent days and was cleared to field some grounders and play catch Tuesday. Even if he progresses without any setbacks from here on out, the best the Giants can probably hope for is a few token games at the end of the regular season. Belt has been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is set to resume baseball activities next week.

Belt has begun to feel better in recent days, but has been limited to light cardio work only as he continues to recover from his post-concussion symptoms. Even though he has been cleared to begin baseball activities, he's still likely a couple of weeks away from rejoining the Giants lineup.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) won't resume baseball-related activities for another 10 days.

Belt is beginning to feel much better, but he'll be limited to light cardio until he has a checkup with a doctor on September 8. The first baseman told reporters Saturday that he's confident he'll be able to return this season. It's probably going to be late-September.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 07:41:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Brandon Belt (concussion) has resumed working out.

He has not, however, resumed baseball activities, and Bochy thinks Belt will need "a couple more weeks" before returning. The first baseman has been out for the last two and a half weeks following a recurrence of concussion-related symptoms.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
3John Bowker
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Joan Gregorio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Hunter Strickland
7George Kontos
8Chris Heston
9Erik Cordier
10J.C. Gutierrez
11Cody Hall
12Ray Black
13Curtis Partch