Brandon Belt cleared to resume baseball activities

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Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been cleared to resume baseball activities this week. The Giants still aren’t sure if he will be able to return before the end of the season, but they will know more by the end of the week.

Belt suffered a concussion shortly after the All-Star break and was on the disabled list for about two weeks. He returned on August 2 and played in five games before going back on the disabled list with concussion symptoms. Manager Bruce Bochy is pleased with Belt’s progress:

“He’s doing really well,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We’ll go how he feels. That’s what you’ve got to deal with, and if we can ramp it up, we will without taking any risks.”

Belt has middling numbers over 203 plate appearances this season, sporting a .237/.296/.446 slash line with 11 home runs and 24 RBI. In his stead, the Giants have used a handful of players at first base, including Buster Posey, Travis Ishikawa, Michael Morse, Joaquin Arias, and Adam Duvall.