Brandon Belt is having a hard luck season. He is headed back to the disabled list with a concussion, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. Adam Duvall (1B, Fresno Grizzlies) is expected to meet the team in Philadelphia.
Belt going on DL. Bochy unsure if it’s 7 or 15-day. Tests confirmed concussion. Plan is for Duvall to meet team in Philly.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) July 20, 2014
The moved was announced after today’s game. Belt was hit in the face with a ball during batting practice before Saturday’s game in Miami. He left the game yesterday in the 3rd inning with dizziness and was sent for concussion testing. The concussion was confirmed and the team now awaits to see whether he’ll go on the 7 or 15-day disabled list.
As for how Belt got hit with a ball, Bruce Bochy had this to say.
“There was a little miscommunication and two throws were coming at once,” Bochy said. “He didn’t see one of them and got hit square in the face. Once the game started, he got a little nauseous.”
- Andrew Baggarly, CSN Bay Area, Batting practice accident could sent Belt to concussion DL
This will be Duvall’s second stint in San Francisco this season. He’s hit .303 in Fresno this season with 26 home runs. During his time in San Francisco, played in just 5 games and hit .167 including 1 home run.
As for Belt, the Giants will be hoping for a 7-day DL stint so he can return to the lineup and get back in his groove as soon as possible. This is Belt’s second DL stint after breaking his thumb earlier this season and spending 8 weeks on the disabled list.