Belt had season-ending right knee surgery Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Belt went under the knife to clean up his meniscus, effectively putting an end to his 2018 season. He finished with a .255/.344/.415 slash line through 113 ballgames. Manager Bruce Bochy stated that Belt will be ready for the start of spring training.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Belt's (knee) season is likely over, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Belt is on the bench for a fifth straight game as he continues to battle a recurring knee issue. While an MRI over the weekend revealed no structural damage, continued discomfort has prompted the Giants to send the veteran first baseman back to San Francisco for additional testing. He could undergo surgery in the near future. Either way, Belt figures to sit out the remainder of the season with the Giants out of playoff contention, leaving Austin Slater and Aramis Garcia to cover first base.
Belt (knee) is not in the lineup against San Diego on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Belt will remain on the bench for a fifth straight game as he nurses a knee injury. In his place, Aramis Garcia will draw another start at first base. Consider Belt day-to-day ahead of Friday's series opener in St. Louis.
Belt (knee) remains on the bench Monday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Belt has been battling a recurring knee problem and will likely require offseason surgery, though an MRI taken Saturday revealed no structural damage. With the Giants well out of the playoff race, they'll likely be very careful with Belt down the stretch. Aramis Garcia will start at first base in his absence.
Belt (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Belt will stick on the bench for a second straight game as he continues to battle a recurring knee issue. A recent MRI showed no structural damage, however, and the first baseman should be considered day-to-day. When Belt does return, he's expected to receive more frequent off days in an effort to keep him fresh. Austin Slater is starting at first base in Sunday's series finale, with Chris Shaw drawing a start in the outfield.
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