Giants growing more concerned about Brandon Belt

Giants growing more concerned about Brandon Belt
July 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Brandon Belt is batting .242 with 10 home runs in 46 games this season. (USATSI)

PHILADELPHIA -- Everyone on the Giants roster is weary after playing nearly six hours in a 14-inning victory that ended 7 minutes before 1 a.m. Wednesday EDT.

But only one player went back to the hotel shortly after arriving at the ballpark Wednesday afternoon. Brandon Belt continues to deal with nausea four days after he sustained a concussion when hit in the face by a thrown ball in Miami.

It’s becoming evident that Belt won’t return on Sunday, when he’s eligible to be activated from the 7-day disabled list for players with concussion symptoms.

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“It’s lingering a little more than we thought,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s unique in the way it came on a little later, and now it’s lagging. So we do have some concern there.”

Belt started Saturday’s game but began feeling unwell after hitting a double, then racing home on a wild pitch and errant throw. It’s not uncommon for an elevated heart rate to amplify symptoms.

Belt hasn’t done any athletic activities since then. Bochy said he expected that Belt would have a battery of tests when the club returns to San Francisco. The club isn’t required to take Belt off the DL when his seven days are up.