Sanchez clears concussion test, status quo for Belt

Sanchez clears concussion test, status quo for Belt
August 12, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Hector Sanchez and Brandon Belt each sustained concussions late in July. (USATSI)

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SAN FRANCISCO – Working his way back from a concussion suffered on July 25, catcher Hector Sanchez was cleared after a concussion test and will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno.

Sanchez was diagnosed with a mild concussion after absorbing an especially vicious foul tip to the mask in the third inning in an 8-1 loss to the Dodgers. He was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno when he took a foul tip off the mask during Friday night's game with the Grizzlies – always a concern for someone on the concussion list.

[RELATED: Sanchez 'out awhile' with concussion]

After passing Tuesday's concussion test, Sanchez will DH Tuesday and catch Wednesday for the Fresno Grizzlies. 

As for Brandon Belt’s concussion, there’s no change in his status, Bochy said. The length of his DL stint remains indeterminate.

The Giants placed the first baseman back on the 7-day disabled list for players with concussion symptoms after he felt sick and wasn’t able to start Thursday at Milwaukee.

[RELATED: Belt returns to 7-day DL with concussion symptoms]

Belt sustained a concussion July 19 when Marco Scutaro inadvertently hit him in the face with a thrown ball during batting practice at Miami. Belt started that game and scored a run before he felt ill and was removed in the third inning.

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