Giants activate Brandon Belt from disabled list

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While he wasn’t in the starting lineup, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was activated from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks.

Belt has been limited to just five games since July 19 due to concussion symptoms. He was cleared for baseball activities last Thursday and declared himself “sharp as a tack” after passing a visual acuity test on Friday. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that he’ll likely ease Belt into game action by using him for late-inning defense and pinch-hitting during the team’s three-game series against Arizona. But should have enough time to shake the rust prior to the postseason.

Belt, 26, is batting .237/.296/.446 with 11 home runs and 24 RBI over 51 games this season.