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Giants place Andres Torres on the disabled list, call up Brandon Belt

Aug 13, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Well, the Giants have officially recalled Brandon Belt from Triple-A Fresno, but it’s not for the reason we thought.

While it looked like Belt would replace Carlos Beltran on the active roster, the Giants have placed Andres Torres on the disabled list with a contusion to his lower right leg. Torres suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his leg during last night’s game.

2:00 PM: According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Brandon Belt is currently en route to Miami from Triple-A Fresno.

His activation isn’t 100 percent certain, but this is a strong indication that the Giants are leaning toward placing Carlos Beltran on the disabled list. Beltran hasn’t played since Sunday due to a strained right wrist/hand and was still experiencing pain swinging the bat yesterday.

Nate Schierholtz was held out of the starting lineup for the past two days with a right hip flexor injury, but that he was able to pinch-hit last night indicates that he should be healthy enough to return to the lineup relatively soon.

Belt, 23, is batting .218/.322/.333 with two home runs, seven RBI and a .656 OPS over 90 plate appearances with the Giants this season. It’s worth nothing that he played right field last night for Triple-A Fresno.

  1. frankvzappa - Aug 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    I imagine Belt ran for the chance to replace Beltran.

    I know, I know. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

    • mgflolox - Aug 14, 2011 at 3:29 AM

      Vzap, i disagree with a lot of your posts, but i gotta give credit where it’s due, helluva pun.

  2. jimbo1949 - Aug 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    This guy’s been up and down as much as the Dow Jones, with pretty much the same effectiveness…
    let it ride

    • sknut - Aug 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM

      I hope he gets frequent flier miles for these up and down trips.

  3. garlicfriesandbaseball - Aug 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Well if it takes Beltran on the DL to bring Belt back up, so be it….. This Giants DL thing is bordering on ridiculous!

  4. cakrywyj - Aug 13, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    This is why it’s tough to go to back to back WS, let alone win them both. Impressive run for the Giants without Posey…. I just thank God the Phils didn’t go for Beltran.

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