The San Francisco Giants received some more injury related news today, and once again it isn’t a good news.
Rookie Brandon Belt had an MRI Saturday morning, discovering a hairline fracture in his left wrist. The Giants have placed him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 1.
It’s not that bad,” Belt said. “It’s just a hairline fracture, a little bit chipped off just a tad.”
Belt was hit on the wrist by Cardinals pitcher Trevor Miller on Tuesday, and was surprised to hear of the fracture due to the fact it felt much better after only a few days. But it’s bad enough to sideline him for a little while, meaning the Giants will bring up another minor leaguer, triple-A Fresno’s Conor Gillespie. Conor currently is sporting a .278 average with three home runs, 32 RBIs and a .355 OBP.
Belt remains positive about the matter and feels it won’t be too long before he’s back with the G-Men:
“Hopefully, a week or two at the most. I just want to make sure I give it the proper rest it needs to make sure it heals properly, so when I do start playing again, it’s not acting up throughout the whole season.”
Luckily Pablo Sandoval will be returning soon for the Giants, but it’s not like Belt was seeing too much playing time before his injury. But he’s another left handed bat the Giants need, as he hopefully will have a speedy recovery.