Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:04:08 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) was placed on the 7-day disabled list. 3B Adam Duvall and RP George Kontos were recalled from Triple-A Fresno. The team announced P Yusmeiro Petit will start in place of Cain Tuesday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Petit has some NL-only value as he pitched well in his spot starts recently. Cain could only miss a couple of weeks if tests have revealed only inflammation.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:34:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) is headed to the disabled list with a concussion, but it's unknown if it will be the 7-day DL or the 15-day DL. Tests confirmed he has a concussion. 3B Adam Duvall is expected to come up in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Belt could miss a couple weeks or more depending on the severity of the concussion. Tyler Colvin is the benefactor as he'll likely see more time in the outfield and at first with Michael Morse. Colvin and Duvall have NL-only value as roster depth.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:57:16 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (head) is undergoing concussion tests, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy said Belt was hit in the face by a baseball during batting practice.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:27:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (head) left the game early Saturday, July 19, because he was experiencing some dizziness.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:11:30 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (undisclosed) left the game early Saturday, July 19, because of an undisclosed injury. Manager Bruce Bochy said Belt was dealing with back soreness before the game.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:49:21 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (back) was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, July 13, because of back tightness.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:53:02 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence is being moved into the leadoff spot, and 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) will likely hit second when he returns Friday, July 4. OF Gregor Blanco has been dropped in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Pence's RBI potential falls off, but his runs potential increases.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:49:46 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) is on track to return from the disabled list Friday, July 4.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:35:47 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts in a rehab game with Triple-A Fresno Tuesday, July 1, and he's now 11-for-21 (.523) with three home runs on his rehab assignment. However, manager Bruce Bochy said Belt is feeling some pain in his thumb, and the team wants him to have more at-bats in the minors before activating him from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Belt is pretty darn close to returning. If he doesn't have any more soreness in his thumb after a few more rehab games, he could be back with the team as early as Friday evening.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:43:51 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) has some thumb soreness, but he will play another rehab game Tuesday, July 1, and he could come off the disabled list Friday, July 4.
Fantasy Tip: The team won't rush Belt back after he dealt with soreness in his thumb. If he's out there on your waiver wire, snatch him up immediately before his return.