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  1. Brandon Belt is making progress from his concussion, but Hector Sanchez needs more time

    Jul 28, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    The Giants currently have two players sidelined with concussions. Brandon Belt appears closer to returning than Hector Sanchez.

  2. Brandon Belt is showing no improvement

    Jul 25, 2014, 9:57 AM EDT

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    Injuries are mounting for the first place Giants.

  3. Tim Lincecum saves it for utterly spent Giants

    Jul 23, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    The Giants’ 9-6 victory over the Phillies lasted 14 innings, involved 16 pitchers throwing 507 times to the plate, took five hours and 46 minutes, included more cramping than a track meet for septuagenarians and it finally ended 7 minutes before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning at Citizens Bank Park when Tim Lincecum really and truly recorded his first career save.

  4. Brandon Belt headed to disabled list with concussion

    Jul 20, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was struck in the head by a thrown ball during batting practice on Saturday and now Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports that he is headed to the disabled list.

  5. Brandon Belt struck by thrown ball during batting practice, might have suffered concussion

    Jul 20, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

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    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt could be headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the face by a thrown ball Saturday during batting practice.

  6. The Giants activate Brandon Belt

    Jul 4, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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    The reeling Giants get one of their best bats back

  7. Hunter Pence to bat leadoff for the Giants

    Jul 3, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

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    Bruce Bochy shakes things up.

  8. 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.

  9. Brand new race in NL West, as Giants fall into first-place tie with Dodgers

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    It became a meme on Twitter and beyond last summer, when the defending World Series champions took one gut shot after another and everyone in the Giants clubhouse wondered whether the most recent loss would represent #Rockbottom.

  10. Giants expect Brandon Belt back around the Fourth of July

    Jun 24, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    In Brandon Belt’s absence Michael Morse shifted from the outfield to first base and has hit .330 with five homers and a .931 OPS in 29 starts there.

  11. Brandon Belt will have pins inserted into broken thumb

    May 11, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was placed on the disabled list on Saturday morning with a broken left thumb that he suffered Friday night when he was struck by a Paul Maholm pitch. After a visit with hand specialist Dr. Tim McAdams, the situation is looking even grimmer.

  12. Michael Morse will serve as Giants’ first baseman while Brandon Belt is on the mend

    May 10, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Michael Morse

    With Brandon Belt nursing a broken thumb, Michael Morse will move to first base for the time being.

  13. Matt Cain activated from disabled list for Saturday start vs. Dodgers

    May 10, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Barring another sandwich-related injury, Matt Cain will start against the Dodgers this afternoon.

  14. 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 by a pitch last night and could miss six weeks.

  15. Brandon Belt suffers broken thumb after being hit by a pitch

    May 9, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

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    The Giants saw one of their most productive hitters succumb to a hand injury on Friday night.

  16. Giants bring back Travis Ishikawa

    Apr 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    First baseman Travis Ishikawa opted for free agency after being dropped by the Pirates earlier this week and now he’s found a new home, signing a minor-league deal with the Giants.

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

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    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT

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    Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.

  19. Yasiel Puig diagnosed with strained ligament in left thumb

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

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    Yasiel Puig gets medical test results after injuring his thumb on Saturday.

  20. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

  21. Brandon Belt and the Giants avoid arbitration

    Feb 19, 2014, 7:53 AM EDT

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    Brandon Belt and the Giants avoided arbitration last night by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million contract. Belt had filed at $3.6 million and the Giants filed at $2.05 million, so they settled just above the $2.825 midpoint. The kicker: Belt and the Giants representatives had already flown to Florida for the hearing that was scheduled for…

  22. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  23. Report: Giants GM Brian Sabean scouting Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

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    After watching the Dodgers strike gold with Yasiel Puig, the NL West rival Giants are trying to land the next impact bat out of Cuba. Dionisio Soldevila of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Giants general manager Brian Sabean and special assistant Felipe Alou are currently in the Dominican Republic scouting first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu. The 26-year-old…

  24. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 1: Three bombs for Juan Uribe and four driven in. What a season for the guy who, in his first two years in Dodger blue, looked lost and, frankly, over. This year he’s hitting .279/.334/.476, is playing excellent defense at third and who has been, by all accounts, a great guy in…

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