Brandon Belt cleared for baseball activities

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Brandon Belt has been limited to just five games since July 19 due to concussion symptoms, but there’s some good news on his status this evening.

Belt initially suffered a concussion when he was hit in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice on July 19. The 26-year-old started the game later that evening, but ended up leaving due to dizziness and was soon placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. He made his return on August 2, but appeared in just five games before going right back on the disabled list with recurring symptoms.

Belt has hit just .237 with 11 homers and a .742 OPS over 51 games when healthy this year, but it would be big for the Giants to get him back before the end of the regular season. Michael Morse, Travis Ishikawa, and Buster Posey have seen most of the work at first base during his absence.