Giants activate Belt for Game 2 in New York

Giants activate Belt for Game 2 in New York
August 2, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Brandon Belt is hitting .242 with 10 home runs in 46 games this season. (USATSI)

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The Giants will activate first baseman Brandon Belt from the disabled list to play first and bat sixth in the team's Saturday afternoon game in New York.

The Giants optioned outfielder Jarrett Parker to Triple-A to clear space on the roster, the team announced on Twitter.

[NEWS: Giants lineup: Belt returns from DL, Perez in CF]

Belt, 26, was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to July 20, 2014 with a concussion.

He sustained the concussion when hit in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice on July 19. Belt was looking at shortstop to receive one throw when another came from either Marco Scutaro or Joe Panik at second base.

[REWIND: Brandon Belt suffers concussion, headed back to DL]

Belt started the game that day, hit a double in the second inning and scored on a passed ball followed by an errant throw to third base. Manager Bruce Bochy suspected that sprint around the bases triggered Belt’s symptoms. He was nauseous in the third inning, came out of the game and was only marginally better Sunday morning.

Belt already missed eight weeks after a pitch from Dodgers starter Paul Maholm fractured his left thumb May 9. He ended up playing just 11 games before hitting the DL again.

The four-year veteran is hitting .242 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 46 games for the Giants this year.


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