San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had knee surgery to repair a "minor" meniscus tear, according to CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic.
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Belt Set to Rehab for 4 Weeks
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Belt hadn't appeared in a game since Sept. 18 after suffering a concussion, per Pavlovic, so his ability to play before the end of the season was already in doubt. After going under the knife, Belt's 2015 campaign is over.
A year ago, Belt was limited to appearances in 61 games after he underwent surgery to repair a broken thumb.
And even though the Giants failed to clinch a playoff spot after capturing a 2014 World Series title, Belt acquitted himself nicely. In 556 plate appearances, the 27-year-old batted .280 en route to hitting a career-high 18 home runs and driving home a career-best 68 RBI.
The good news for the Giants is that the meniscus tear won't require an extensive rehabilitation stint, so the first baseman should be good to go for spring training assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
Buster Posey should continue to draw starts at first base as the Giants' season winds down.