Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
2 months ago

Belt (concussion) has been officially cleared by MLB, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt, who has a history with head injuries, missed the final two months of the season with a concussion, but he'll head into the offseason with no restrictions after being deemed symptom-free. He hit .241/.355/.469 with 18 homers in 104 games before his season was cut short due to the injury. Assuming he's able to enter next season healthy, look for him to return to a starting role for the Giants.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
2 months ago

Belt (concussion) worked out on the field with the Giants' strength and conditioning coach prior to Wednesday's game, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt was moved to the 60-day DL earlier in the day, officially ending his season, but it seems 29-year-old is making some progress in his recovery from a concussion. Nothing should be taken for granted moving forward given his history of head injuries, but Belt just signed a five-year extension in 2016 and will be a starter next year if healthy.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
2 months ago

Belt (concussion) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

It was widely assumed that Belt was done for the year, and this move makes it official. Belt suffered a concussion in early August, adding to his extensive history of head injuries. These issues are very serious and will always be a concern, but if healthy, Belt should be the Giants' starter at first base again next season.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 months ago

Belt (concussion) may not return this season, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy remains hopeful that Belt will return this season, but acknowledged Tuesday that he may not return until 2018. This should come as no surprise, given Belt's history with concussions. Ryder Jones should continue to serve as the everyday first baseman for the foreseeable future.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 months ago

Belt (concussion) is still 2-to-3 weeks away from being activated from the disabled list, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has yet to make much progress recovering from a concussion that landed him on the disabled list Aug. 5. With Belt out for the foreseeable future, Ryder Jones is in line to receive regular starts at first base for the Giants.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 months ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Belt is still experiencing concussion symptoms more than two weeks after being hit in the head by a pitch, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Belt has been pushing himself in cardio workouts, he's still not at a point where he can go through them at full capacity because of his lingering symptoms. There is no guarantee that he will return in 2017, as this is the fourth documented concussion he's suffered dating back to his time as a college player at the University of Texas.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 months ago

Belt (concussion) is set to begin light conditioning work Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a significant step for Belt as he works his way back from a concussion that has kept him out since early August. Friday marks Belt's first workout since the concussion, according to Pavlovic. Considering that cardio work is a large indicator of a player's recovery progress, Friday's workout should shed some light on Belt's status moving forward.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 months ago

Belt (concussion) is not improving and will be examined Wednesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was transferred from the 7-day DL to the 10-day DL on Tuesday, and it sounds like he should be considered out indefinitely. This is very concerning, given Belt's history of head injuries, and from a fantasy standpoint, it's hard to count on him at all over the rest of the season. Ryder Jones and Buster Posey will continue to see starts at first base going forward.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 months ago

Belt was transferred Monday from the 7-day disabled list to the 10-day disabled list, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The transaction is only procedural move, as Belt had already missed more than a full week of action with the concussion. Belt has an extensive history of head injuries, so he'll remain away from the team for the time being and wait for the concussion symptoms to subside before starting up baseball activities again. In the meantime, Ryder Jones and Buster Posey will pick up the bulk of the starts at first base.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 months ago

Belt (concussion) is still resting at home, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has already spent the minimum seven days on the disabled list, so he can return once cleared. The 29-year-old still has no timetable for his return, and you can expect some additional caution with Belt's concussion history and the Giants not in the playoff picture.