Brandon Belt / San Francisco Giants

Brandon Belt Likely Done For The Season, Could Require Knee Surgery

Posted On: Sep 20, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is headed for an MRI on his right knee and is unlikely to return in 2018, manager Bruce Bochy announced to reporters ( Twitter link via Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area). It's likely that Belt will ultimately require surgery to repair the knee.
Belt, 30, becomes the latest notable Giants player to go down with a season-ending injury, joining Johnny Cueto , Buster Posey , Steven Duggar and Jeff Samardzija in that onerous distinction. He's faded badly at the plate in recent months after a torrid start to the season that saw him mash at a torrid .307/.403/.547 pace through June 1 before landing on the disabled list to undergo an appendectomy. He homered in his second game back from that DL trip but has struggled immensely overall, turning in a miserable .203/.283/.290 slash through 230 plate appearances.
It's a disappointing finish to what looked to be a potential breakout campaign for Belt just a few months ago. While he's long been a decidedly above-average (and at times,...

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