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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt not improving, will visit concussion specialist

By on 8/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants lost in 10 innings last night to the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 5-3. The loss dropped the Giants to 63-58, second in the National League West. The Giants wasted a strong outing by Madison Bumgarner, who allowed only a run on four hits with nine strikeouts, in seven innings. Michael Morse provided all three runs for the Giants with his 16th home run of the season. There is concern on the injury front, as first baseman Brandon Belt will visit a concussion specialist and is not expected back soon. 

I reported on August 9 that Belt, who missed two weeks last month due to a concussion, was placed on the concussion disabled list again due to recurring concussion symptoms.

Henry Schulman, who covers the Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle, tweeted the following update on Belt.
In Belt's absence Adam Duvall and Morse expect to continue to see the bulk of the action at first base.

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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