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Brandon Belt | First Baseman | #9

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Texas
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (0) / SF
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Giants activated 1B/OF Brandon Belt from the 60-day disabled list.
Belt missed a large chunk of the 2017 season due to continued concussion issues, but he's reportedly entering the offseason sans restrictions. Belt his .241/.355/.469 with 18 long balls in 104 games with the Giants in 2017. Nov 4 - 10:03 AM

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Brandon Belt (concussion) will go into the offseason with no restrictions.

Belt was shut down after suffering a concussion in early August, but he's been cleared by MLB. Still, his concussion history is worrisome at this point. The 29-year-old batted .241/.355/.469 with 18 homers in 104 games when healthy in 2017.
Oct 3 - 3:38 PM

Giants transferred 1B Brandon Belt from the 7-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Belt suffered another concussion in early August and is now officially done for the 2017 season. The 29-year-old first baseman finished with a .241/.355/.469 batting line, 18 home runs, 51 RBI, and 63 runs scored in 104 games. He's signed through 2021, with a $17.2 million salary due in 2018.
Sep 20 - 1:56 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is unlikely to return this season.

Out since early August, Belt is progressing with his post-concussion issues but is still dealing with lingering problems with his vision and vestibular system. He's been doing light rehab work but has not yet been cleared for baseball activities and at this point is simply running out of time. Belt has dealt with four documented concussions in the last eight years and three over the last four years, which is certainly troubling. "There are always going to be some questions about whether this has some long term effects, and hopefully it doesn’t," Belt said. "But right now it’s not going to keep me from playing baseball. In the long run, I want to make sure I’m one-hundred-thousand percent ready to go when the season starts next year. That’s the long term outlook, and if I can get back this season it’s a bonus."
Source: CSN Bay Area
Sep 8 - 12:11 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that he expects Brandon Belt (concussion) to return this season.

But the first baseman has not resumed any sort of baseball activities and there is no timetable for him to do so. Belt suffered a concussion in the first week of August and has been shut down ever since. He has a history of concussions, so the out-of-contention Giants are going to play this one safe.
Aug 29 - 8:26 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Brandon Belt (concussion) is still two or three weeks away from returning.

Belt landed on the 7-day concussion disabled list back on August 5. He recently began light cardio work, but the out-of-contention Giants are going to bring him along slowly.
Aug 23 - 2:48 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will begin light cardio work on Friday.

It's Belt's first activity of any kind since going down with a concussion earlier this month. The Giants are going to take things slow with Belt and there's no guarantee he'll be back before the end of the year. Ryder Jones has been filling the void at first base.
Aug 17 - 9:18 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is still resting at home.

Belt was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list earlier this month after being hit in the head by a pitch. The Giants aren't going to take any chances given his lengthy history with concussions. His return obviously isn't imminent.
Aug 14 - 5:51 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is feeling better and will have a medical checkup on Friday.

At this juncture, the Giants have no plans to send Belt to a concussion specialist -- a good sign in the early going. The first baseman was hit in the helmet by a pitch against the Diamondbacks on Friday and is currently resting up on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Aug 9 - 7:22 PM

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

Belt was struck in the helmet by a pitch during Friday's game against the Diamondbacks. Given his lengthy history of concussion issues, this move was a foregone conclusion. Pablo Sandoval was recalled from Triple-A to take his spot on the active roster.
Aug 5 - 1:27 PM

Brandon Belt was forced to leave Friday's game against the Diamondbacks after being hit in the helmet by a pitch.

The pitch was a 79 mph curveball from Diamondbacks' starter Anthony Banda. Belt has a lengthy history of concussion issues, so the Giants will play things very cautiously here. It wouldn't be surprising to see him land on the 7-day concussion DL.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Aug 5 - 12:41 AM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the A's.

Belt put the exclamation point on a flurry of early runs by the Giants, smashing a two-run homer off Kendall Graveman in the second inning. When it landed, the home team held a 7-0 lead. They would go on to win comfortably. For the season as a whole, Belt is hitting .242/.355/.471 with 18 homers and 51 RBI across 380 at-bats. He has gone yard in two of his last three games.
Aug 4 - 1:43 AM

Brandon Belt (wrist) went 0-for-2 with two walks in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Belt missed the previous two games after aggravating a wrist issue. The Giants figure to be careful with him, but it sounds like he managed to avoid a serious setback. Belt is batting .237/.353/.452 with 16 homers and 47 RBI over 99 games this season.
Jul 31 - 8:23 AM

Brandon Belt (wrist) returned to the Giants' starting lineup on Sunday.

Belt missed the previous two games after aggravating an old wrist injury. He's batting seventh and starting at first base against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers on Sunday night.
Jul 30 - 6:43 PM

Brandon Belt (wrist) remains out of the Giants' starting lineup on Saturday.

This will be the second straight contest that Belt has missed with the wrist issue, but the Giants' still don't believe it's serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list. There's a chance he could return to the lineup as early as Sunday.
Jul 29 - 2:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
4Mac Williamson
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Mark Melancon
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith
10Steven Okert
11Derek Law
12Reyes Moronta
13Roberto Gomez
14Pierce Johnson