Giants first baseman Brandon Belt could rejoin the team soon if manager Bruce Bochy has his way. Per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly, Bochy says he doesn’t see any harm in activating Belt now, though he won’t be ready to face major league pitching for a little while longer.
Belt suffered a concussion a few days after the All-Star break and the effects lingered even after returning on August 2. He returned to the disabled list on August 7. The 26-year-old has hit 11 home runs, knocked in 24 runs, and compiled a .237/.296/.446 slash line in 51 games this season, most of them coming in the first half.
Baggarly’s article includes some funny quotes from Belt as well, which I’d be remiss not to highlight.
Belt said he aced a visual acuity test in which he had to shake his head up and down while identifying letters on an eye chart.
“Still sharp as a tack,” Belt said. “They basically said I’m a genius. I’m good to go. I missed one the entire test. If they tried to give me that last time, I would’ve gotten sick.
“I don’t know why, but I get really competitive when I do eye charts.”