Brandon Belt Placed on DL with Knee Injury

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2018

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, second from left, walks off the field after being injured on a play at second base in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in San Francisco. At right is Giants manager Bruce Bochy. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hyperextended right knee.

Belt, 30, went down in Wednesday's loss to the Seattle Mariners. He was 1-for-3 in the game before being replaced.

In his eighth MLB season, Belt came into Thursday hitting .278/.372/.470 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI. He's been a solid cog in a Giants lineup that has manufactured runs despite not having a ton of power.

Over the last four seasons, Belt has dealt with intermittent injuries. He played in a career-high 156 games in 2016 but dealt with injuries in the three years otherwise. He was limited to 61 games in 2014 by a combination of ailments, missed 25 games in 2015 and sat out 58 times in 2017. 

Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval will likely see additional time at first base if Belt is out for an extended period. Posey occasionally plays first base on days when he needs a rest from catching.

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