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

    Jul 20, 2014, 9:29 AM EST

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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.

  2. The Giants activate Brandon Belt

    Jul 4, 2014, 12:10 PM EST

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    The reeling Giants get one of their best bats back

  3. Hunter Pence to bat leadoff for the Giants

    Jul 3, 2014, 9:14 AM EST

    Hunter Pence

    Bruce Bochy shakes things up.

  4. Brandon Belt on track to be activated Friday

    Jul 2, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

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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.

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

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

    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.

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

    Jun 24, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

    Brandon Belt

    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.

  7. Brandon Belt will have pins inserted into broken thumb

    May 11, 2014, 5:28 PM EST

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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.

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

    May 10, 2014, 9:35 PM EST

    Michael Morse

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

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

    May 10, 2014, 2:29 PM EST

    Matt Cain Getty

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

  10. Brandon Belt expected to miss six weeks with broken thumb

    May 10, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

    Brandon Belt AP

    Brandon Belt suffered a broken left thumb when he was hit by a pitch last night and could miss six weeks.

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

    May 9, 2014, 11:45 PM EST

    Brandon Belt

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

  12. Giants bring back Travis Ishikawa

    Apr 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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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.

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

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EST

    Ryan Braun

    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.

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

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EST

    Kemp Ramirez

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

  15. Yasiel Puig diagnosed with strained ligament in left thumb

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:40 PM EST

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

  16. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Bruce Bochy AP

    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…

  17. Brandon Belt and the Giants avoid arbitration

    Feb 19, 2014, 7:53 AM EST

    Brandon Belt

    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…

  18. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:39 PM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:58 AM EST

    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…

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

    Aug 28, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

    1995 World Series

    Braves 2, Indians 0: Tom Glavine with eight shutout innings and David Justice with a big homer. Wait, sorry. Having flashbacks. The real amazing thing here is that if you would have told me before the season that the Braves would have a game in late August where Elliot Johnson got a start and tripled…

  22. Brandon Belt quietly finding success in 2013

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Brandon Belt

    During his rapid ascent to the Majors, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was ranked as highly as the #23 overall prospect by Baseball America prior to the 2011 season.  Promoted that same year, Belt took a while to get kickstarted in the Majors. His wrist was fractured on a pitch thrown by Cardinals reliever Trever…

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

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:34 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 13, Twins 0: Hard to envision any more of a domination than this. A four hit shutout for Jeremy Guthrie while the Royals offense puts up a baker’s dozen. Jamey Carroll was literally the most effective pitcher of the game for the Twins. Eric Hosmer drove in five. Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: Fifteen straight…

  24. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Giants

    Jul 2, 2013, 9:57 PM EST

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    TOP OF THE NINTH: Bailey made a nice play on a high-bouncing comebacker from the Giants’ No. 8 hitter, Brandon Crawford, to get the first out in the ninth and struck out pinch-hitter Tony Abreu with a 97 mph fastball for the second out. Gregor Blanco, who drew the walk in the seventh inning to break…

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