Brandon Belt exits game early with dizziness

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports /

Over the last two seasons the San Francisco Giants have enjoyed the distinct pleasure of watching one of their top prospects figure things out.

More from MLB

Granted, it has been a long time since Brandon Belt was actually considered a prospect. But as he has started to produce big numbers over the last season and a half, it has been hard not to think back on the promise he offered when he was one of the top prospects in San Francisco’s system.

Now that production is no longer the problem, the Giants just need Belt to find a way to stay healthy this season. As the team tries to fend off the Los Angeles Dodgers at the top of the National League West, they would love to see Belt show up consistently in the middle of a lineup that has struggled to score runs on occasion.

Belt was recently activated from the disabled list after missing time with a broken thumb. He was scratched from a start this past weekend due to a sore back, and now he was forced to exit the team’s game on Saturday night with dizziness, according to Maria Torres of Before exiting the game Belt had delivered an extra-base hit for the Giants.

Through 45 games of action this season, Belt is batting .238/.300/.445 with 10 home runs and 22 driven in. In 2013 he broke through with a slash line of .289/.360/.481. The Giants will hope that, with good health, he will return to that kind of form for a playoff run this season.