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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt back on concussion list

By on 8/09/2014 06:30:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants entered a weekend series against the Kansas City Royals with a record of 62-53, three and a half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants need better production from their offense which is just 19th in runs scored, if they are to contend with the Dodgers in the division. The Giants have been without Brandon Belt, who was suffering headaches. They will be without him a while longer, as he's been placed on the concussion disabled list.

I reported yesterday that Belt, who was removed from Wednesday's game with headache, also was held out Thursday's game as a precaution. The Brewers' doctor didn't feel Belt's headaches were from a concussion, but the Giants opted to hold Belt out of action.

An update on Belt, as reported by Mike Axisa of, is that due to recurring concussion symptoms, Belt has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Belt missed two weeks with a concussion last month. He returned last weekend, played four games and then had to be removed. Since symptoms recurred, the Giants must be extra careful with Belt. Michael Morse is likely to see the bulk of the playing time in place of Belt.
Belt is batting .237 with 11 home runs and 24 RBI in 186 at bats this season. Last season, he had a .289 batting average with 17 home runs and 67 RBI. In 409 career games, Belt has a batting average of .268 with 44 home runs and 165 RBI.

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