The San Francisco Giants have an unfortunate situation developing with first baseman Brandon Belt.
Having already gone through dizziness symptoms and a stint on the seven-day disabled list earlier this season, Belt was placed back on that concussion DL once again on Friday.
The Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt 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.
As for the explanation of the series of events, Belt started experiencing concussion-like symptoms again when he was dealing with an “illness” earlier in the week. It’s at this point that things don’t quite smell right. Also from CSN Bay Area:
His symptoms subsided and he was activated Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field; he had two hits that day, then hit a home run the following day. But Belt struck out four times Wednesday at Milwaukee and told trainers he did not feel well. At first Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that the illness was not related to the concussion. But Belt was to be examined again after the team arrived in Kansas City.
To be very clear, I am not accusing the Giants of anything, but that still has the sounds of one of those old NFL stories of guys covering up concussions. It might not necessarily be anything malicious as much as it is a mismanaged situation, hopefully one that gets pointed the right situation soon.
Hopefully this time on the DL will be enough for Belt to get cleared and return for the Giants and the stretch run.