Belt went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a triple and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Belt recorded his third straight multi-hit contest and it seems his 0-for-16 slump earlier this month is a thing of the past. The slugging first baseman also ended a streak of 16 straight games without a homer with his three-run shot off Ryan Buchter in the fifth inning. Belt is hitting .323 with a 1.093 OPS across nine games this month following a stint on the injured list.
Belt went 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a walk and three runs scored in Tuesday's 9-8 win over Arizona.
Belt came up a home run short of the cycle in San Francisco's comeback win. The first baseman went 0-for-12 in last weekend's series versus Washington, but he's now 5-for-7 in two games against Arizona. Four of those hits have gone for extra bases. The 33-year-old is slashing .241/.365/.475 with eight home runs, 22 RBI, 24 runs scored and two stolen bases through 170 plate appearances overall.
Belt (oblique) went 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored in Tuesday's 9-4 win over Texas.
Belt spent just under two weeks on the injured list. He was productive in his return, notching his first multi-hit game since May 8. The first baseman is slashing .246/.366/.483 with eight home runs, 21 RBI, 21 runs scored and two stolen bases in 142 plate appearances. He is likely to resume a near-everyday role going forward, although it wouldn't be surprising to see the 33-year-old receive maintenance days at times.
Belt (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Belt landed on the 10-day injured list with the oblique injury May 26. Considering that oblique injuries often require lengthy absences, his return wound up being on the quicker side. He'll bat fourth and play first base in his return.
Manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday that Belt (oblique) will likely be activated from the injured list during the Giants' upcoming five-game road trip that begins Tuesday in Texas, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
San Francisco was dealt a massive blow Sunday when Evan Longoria (shoulder) was placed on the IL with an injury that will likely sideline him 4-to-6 weeks, but the impending return of Belt cushions the loss of Longoria to some degree. Kapler said that Belt has resumed fielding ground balls and running the bases, activities that presumably represent the final hurdles he'll need to clear in his recovery from a left oblique strain. Since the Giants will have the designated hitter available for their two-game set in Texas, they would have the luxury of easing Belt back into the mix in a non-defensive role if they choose to activate him Tuesday.
Belt (oblique) isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cubs, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Belt took batting practice Thursday and could return to action for Sunday's series finale, but he'll remain out of the lineup Saturday. LaMonte Wade will start at first base and lead off.
Belt (oblique) will take batting practice Thursday and could return from the injured list this weekend, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports.
The 33-year-old was expected to miss 10-to-14 days with the oblique strain and is eligible to be activated this weekend, and it appears he's on schedule in his recovery. Wilmer Flores should continue seeing time at first base until Belt can return.
Belt was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a mild left oblique strain, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Belt is expected to miss 10-14 days with the oblique injury. The first baseman has struggled with a .228 average this season, but his defense and veteran presence will certainly be missed while he recovers. Jason Vosler was recalled to fill Belt's spot on the active roster.
Belt (side) is not in the lineup Wednesday at Arizona, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The Giants were considering sending the 33-year-old for an MRI after left side discomfort resurfaced during Tuesday's contest, so it's hardly a surprise he's out of Wednesday's lineup. Belt should be considered day-to-day for now, but he could be forced to miss some time after missing six consecutive games due to the injury last week.
The Giants may send Belt in for an MRI on Wednesday after he experienced left side discomfort during his ninth-inning at-bat in Tuesday's 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The injury is a recurring one for Belt, who had previously been held out of the lineup for six straight games before rejoining the starting nine Tuesday. An MRI would shed more light on the extent of Belt's injury and allow the Giants to identify a proper course of treatment, but the 33-year-old may be forced to miss additional time regardless of what any tests reveal. For now, Belt can be considered day-to-day, and he should be viewed as unlikely to play in Wednesday's series finale in Arizona.
Belt was removed from Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent side injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 33-year-old missed time with side tightness last week and returned to action over the weekend against the Dodgers, but he's apparently not past the injury as he was seen grimacing during swings before being removed Tuesday. Belt previously missed six consecutive games due to the issue, so a trip to the injured list could be on the table to give him some time to get healthy.
Belt is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Belt is 2-for-8 with a double and four strikeouts through the first two games of the series, and he'll take a seat for Sunday's finale with Julio Urias on the mound for the Dodgers. Darin Ruf will start at first base and bat cleanup in his place.
Belt (side) is starting at first base and hitting fourth Friday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
He hasn't played since May 15 but is back in there for the first game of the series against the division-rival Dodgers. Four of Belt's last nine hits have left the yard and he is hitting .310 over that 10-game stretch.
Belt (side) remains on the bench for Thursday's game against the Reds, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Belt will sit for the sixth straight game as he works through side tightness. Darin Ruf remains the first baseman in his absence.
Belt (side) isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Reds, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Belt will be on the bench for a fifth straight game as he continues to deal with side tightness. Darin Ruf will start at first base and bat third.
Belt (side) will remain on the bench Tuesday against the Reds, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Belt hits the bench for the fourth game in a row and the fifth time in six games as he continues to deal with side tightness. An MRI came back clean Monday, but he'll miss at least one more start. Darin Ruf remains the first baseman in his absence.
Belt (side) isn't starting Monday's game against the Reds, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Belt will be out of the lineup for a third straight game as he continues to battle side tightness. He underwent an MRI on Monday that came back clean, and he's considered day-to-day, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Darin Ruf will start at first base and bat fourth.
Belt was scratched from Sunday's lineup at Pittsburgh with side tightness, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The 33-year-old has been battling side tightness through the week and won't start Sunday after originally being included in the lineup. Darin Ruf will step in at first base while Belt should be considered day-to-day.
Belt will sit Saturday against the Pirates, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Belt sits for the second time in three days. His absence Thursday was due to left side tightness, but he returned to reach base twice Friday. Saturday's day off may simply be a routine one, as the Giants are going with a righty-heavy lineup against southpaw Tyler Anderson. Wilmer Flores will get the nod at first base.
Belt (side) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Left side tightness forced Belt to leave Tuesday's game against the Rangers and kept him out of the lineup Thursday, but he's ready to go again now. He's hit a strong .273/.396/.614 with five homers over his last 13 games.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/16||vs ARI||W 13-7||4||1||2||1||3||1||0|
|06/15||vs ARI||W 9-8||3||3||3||0||0||1||0|
|06/14||vs ARI||W 5-2||4||0||2||0||1||1||0|
|06/13||@ WAS||L 0-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/12||@ WAS||W 2-1||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/12||@ WAS||L 0-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/11||@ WAS||W 1-0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||46||175||26||59||11||6||9||40||22||34||2||1||.337||.413||.623|
|2010||AFA-San Jose Giants||77||269||62||103||28||4||10||62||58||50||18||7||.383||.492||.628|
|2011||AFA-San Jose Giants||4||13||3||6||1||0||0||4||5||1||1||0||.462||.611||.538|
|2014||AFA-San Jose Giants||2||6||2||3||0||0||1||1||--||1||0||0||.500||.625||1.000|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||2||5||0||1||1||0||0||0||--||--||0||0||.200||.200||.400|