Giants' Brandon Belt struck in face by thrown ball during BP, headed to DL

Brandon Belt is unfortunately headed back to the disabled list. (USATSI)
Brandon Belt is unfortunately headed back to the disabled list. (USATSI)

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Tough break for the Giants, as first baseman Brandon Belt is headed to the disabled list with a concussion after he was struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice on Saturday. As Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes, it's not yet certain whether Belt will be placed on the 7-day concussion DL or the standard 15-day DL. 

Belt recently returned to the active roster earlier in July after missing almost two months with a thumb injury. The 26-year-old is batting .242/.304/.455 (116 OPS+) on the season. He's coming off a 2013 campaign in which he put up an OPS+ of 140 and played in 150 games. 

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