Giants’ Belt headed for disabled list
The San Francisco Giants plan to place heralded rookie Brandon
Belt on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a hairline fracture
in slugger’s left wrist.
Belt was hit by a pitch from St. Louis’ Trever Miller in the
seventh inning of Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. Manager
Bruce Bochy initially thought Belt would miss a few days and return
to the lineup, but tests performed Saturday morning revealed the
fracture in Belt’s wrist.
Bochy called the loss of Belt ”a tough break” and declined to
give a timetable when he might return.
Belt’s injury comes one week after catcher Buster Posey was lost
for the year.