Belt said MRI revealed just a very mild strain. He's optimistic he'll avoid DL, may try to take BP today.
The Score "The San Francisco Giants reportedly avoided arbitration with first baseman Brandon Belt, agreeing to a one-year, $3.6-million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. After posting a career year in 2013, hitting .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs, Belt was limited to 61 games last season due..." February 02
CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt has been fully cleared to resume all baseball activities, Bruce Bochy announced following the Giants' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday. "Belt's been cleared," Bochy said. "We got good news on Brandon Belt. Great news. So, he'll come back here tomorrow, we can ramp up his..." September 12
SF's Brandon Belt, overcoming concussion, wants to play in postseason: "I don't know how realistic that is, but that's what I'm hoping for"
San Jose Mercury News "Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he expects Brandon Belt to play again this season. During an appearance on 95.7 The Game, the first baseman said the same. "I'm definitely planning on playing this season," Belt said while on "The Wheelhouse." I'm definitely planning on being there..." August 21
Bochy said Belt to miss 2-3 more weeks at least.
San Francisco Chronicle "Joe Panik has a sprained ankle, Marco Scutaro's back remains balky and Ehire Adrianza might be headed to the disabled list after reinjuring his right hamstring Thursday. Logic suggests the Giants will promote just-signed second baseman Dan Uggla after two games in Fresno, but manager Bruce..." July 25
San Francisco Chronicle "Wednesday was not a good day for Brandon Belt. Shortly after he arrived at Citizens Bank Park, he returned to the hotel feeling terrible, his concussion symptoms not improving. Belt clearly will not be returning when eligible to come off the seven-day disabled list Sunday. Instead, he might..." July 24
CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt’s tough luck season continued Saturday night, when he was struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice. Belt started in the Giants’ 5-3 victory at Marlins Park but was removed in the bottom of the third inning because of dizziness and the club sent him for concussion..." July 20
CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt has a fractured thumb, and he’s hitching an early ride home. Belt left Dodger Stadium at the final out Friday night to try to catch a flight back to the Bay Area, where his left thumb will be examined by hand specialist Dr. Tim McAdams. The Giants will have a clearer diagnosis..." May 11
San Francisco Chronicle "We heard it a zillion times. We said it a zillion times. This Giants' offense will be fine as long as everybody stays healthy. Now, a big piece of this team is not, and its depth soon will be tested. Brandon Belt will be lost for an estimated six weeks after his left thumb was hit by a Paul..." May 10
MLB.com "On the eve of what would have been the club's first salary arbitration hearing in 10 years, the Giants announced Tuesday night that they agreed to terms with first baseman Brandon Belt on a one-year deal, avoiding a date in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday. Belt was expected to attend his..." February 19
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants’ first full-squad workout is Wednesday, but Brandon Belt is scheduled to attend his salary arbitration hearing in St. Petersburg, Fla. Instead. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. EST. Belt already has flown to St. Pete, as have Giants officials scheduled to argue their case in front of a..." February 18
McCovey Chronicles "This might mean something. This might mean nothing. But when the Giants and Brandon Belt exchanged arbitration figures, the Giants were from Mars and Brandon Belt was from Venus. That is, they had different ideas of how things should go. Jeff Passan had the first word: That's a pretty..." January 20
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants got another solid performance from accidental starter Chad Gaudin on Sunday. They also got a much-needed dose of momentum - in the form of a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks before 38,222 at Chase Field - as they prepare to embark on a particularly treacherous portion of..." June 10
San Francisco Chronicle "A night after he chattered Pablo Sandoval into a game-winning home run in the ninth inning, Hunter Pence stood on second base in the eighth inning Wednesday night with the Giants trailing again and no way to communicate to hitter Brandon Belt. Except telepathically, of course. Pence smiled..." May 02
San Jose Mercury News "Brandon Belt was sick yesterday and played through it. The assumption at this early hour is that he’s still sick and there’s no reason for him to take IV fluids to face another tough lefty. We’ll see what manager Bruce Bochy says later this evening Pagan CF Scutaro 2B Sandoval 3B Posey..." April 02
San Francisco Chronicle "Brainwashing. That's what Brandon Belt did in his offseason. "I mainly just tried to beat into my head what I learned in the second half of last year, when I started playing better," Belt said Saturday. In his first full big-league season, Belt started slow but hit .329 with power over the..." March 17
San Francisco Chronicle "Brandon Belt has nobody to blame but himself. Had he not chattered so much about wanting a karaoke machine, his parents would not have bought him one for Christmas. Belt and wife Haylee would not have spent so many evenings singing karaoke with their friends in Texas. Then, Belt would not have..." February 15