Brandon Belt was hit in the head by a thrown ball last Saturday and is on the disabled list with a concussion. Six days later and he’s not feeling any better. From the Chronicle:
Brandon Belt said he feels no improvement in his concussion symptoms and boarded the team flight unaware of any specific plans to see a specialist in San Francisco, although that is expected to happen.
That’s certainly not encouraging. Nor is the fact that, as Hank Schulman reports, Joe Panik, Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza all are banged up too.
The Giants are a game and a half up on the Dodgers. But the mounting injuries bode ill.
The New York Yankees have acquired reliever A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.
Cole was supposed to be the Nats’ fifth starter this year but that didn’t work out too well. He pitched in four games for the Nats, starting two, to the tune of a 13.06 ERA, having given up six home runs in 10.1 innings. That’s . . . something.
Don’t get too used to Cole on the New York roster, as this seems like one of those “give us an arm” for a couple of days deals, after which Cole will be DFA’d and will either accept an assignment to Scranton or be cut loose. Such is life at the fringes for a guy who is out of minor league options.