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.