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Brandon Belt expected to miss six weeks with broken thumb

May 10, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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Brandon Belt suffered a broken left thumb when he was hit in the hand by a pitch from Dodgers left-hander Paul Maholm last night and it looks like the Giants will have to get by without him until late June.

According to Andrew Baggarly of, Giants manager Bruce Bochy estimated after last night’s game that Belt will likely miss around six weeks. However, there should be more clarity on a timetable after he is examined today by hand specialist Dr. Tim McAdams.

As for what the Giants will do at first base in the meantime, Bochy mentioned the possibility of a rotation featuring Buster Posey, Michael Morse and Hector Sanchez. Travis Ishikawa, currently on the Triple-A disabled list with a jammed finger, Adam Duvall, and Tyler Colvin are among the alternatives in the minors.

Belt, 26, is batting .264/.317/.504 with nine home runs and 18 RBI in 35 games this season.

  1. drewsylvania - May 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Anyone else you want to get hurt? Let me know and I’ll put them on my fantasy team. /facepalm

  2. pilonflats - May 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    the giants don’t have the depth for this. they need to pick up an ofer or 1b soon. they need a better fourth regardless.

    • sergioxjacques - May 10, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      I was looking at the Giants bench today and it really is terrible. Every player off the bench is hitting below the Mendoza line with some below or just above .100

  3. sailcat54 - May 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Belt’s a good kid. I hope he heals quickly and with no complications later.

  4. marklar1025 - May 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    bad timing for this – honestly seemed like he was JUST now getting out of that funk of swinging and missing fastballs right down the middle

  5. apeville - May 10, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    One word: DANGIT

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