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Brandon Belt on track to be activated Friday

Jul 2, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

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Giants skipper Bruce Bochy told beat writer Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday that first baseman Brandon Belt is on track to be activated from the disabled list for Friday night’s series opener against the Padres at Petco Park.

Belt has been out since May 10 with a fractured left thumb. He is 11-for-21 (.524) with three home runs so far on his rehab assignment and was sporting an .820 OPS (133 OPS+) with nine home runs and 18 RBI in 35 games before suffering the thumb injury.

The 26-year-old should provide a nice boost for the Giants, who have watched their lead in the National League West disintegrate over the past several weeks. The Dodgers are currently one game back.

  1. spyder9669 - Jul 2, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Bonds worked with him on his swing in spring training. Say what you want about the guy but there is a reason Belt is crushing the ball this year. When Barry talks about hitting, you listen.

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