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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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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. Sep 15 - 9:55 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 7:07 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.
Sep 13 - 6:38 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.
Sep 12 - 7:54 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.
Sep 11 - 9:36 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.
Sep 11 - 7:37 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.
Sep 10 - 7:45 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.
Sep 9 - 7:16 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.
Sep 7 - 6:58 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.
Aug 30 - 7:41 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.
Aug 25 - 10:06 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Brandon Belt to return in late September.

Belt told reporters on Thursday that he needs about three more weeks of rest. Because the minor league schedule will be over at that point, some are beginning to wonder how feasible rushing Belt back into the lineup this season will be. So let's ask Bochy if he expects to write Belt's name into the lineup late next month: "I do," he said. "But part of that is I’m hoping, and that’s for his sake, too. I’ll put (Hector) Sanchez in the same boat." Sanchez, like Belt, is suffering from a concussion.
Aug 21 - 4:25 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) was told following an exam in Pittsburgh that he's still at least 2-3 weeks away from being cleared for doing any physical activity.

Belt initially suffered the concussion on July 19 and returned to the disabled list earlier this month after he experienced recurring symptoms. The Giants and fantasy owners can't count on much from him the rest of the way.
Aug 20 - 6:37 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will see a specialist in Pittsburgh next week to determine the severity of his injury.

He'll head to Pittsburgh when the Giants head to Chicago to begin a three game series on Tuesday. The Giants should have an update on his status and potential timetable for his return after that appointment. It's the second time that concussion symptoms have forced him to the disabled list in recent weeks, so the Giants will take every possible precaution and won't rush him back into action.
Aug 15 - 7:44 PM

Giants placed 1B Brandon Belt on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Belt just returned to the Giants lineup on Sunday, but has dealt with a recurrence of his symptoms and was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to headaches and nausea. Michael Morse will continue to lock down first base in his absence.
Aug 8 - 6:05 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham