Brandon Belt Might Have Suffered Concussion Yesterday

Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt’s tough luck season continued Saturday night, when he was struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice.

Belt started in the Giants’ 5-3 victory at Marlins Park but was removed in the bottom of the third inning because of dizziness and the club sent him for concussion tests following the game. It appears there’s a strong chance Belt ends up on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy already planned to rest Belt on Sunday against Marlins left-hander Brad Hand, instead starting Buster Posey at first base and pairing catcher Hector Sanchez with Tim Lincecum.

Brandon Belt already missed eight weeks with a fractured left thumb after he was hit by a pitch May 9 and the Giants certainly hope he returns to the starting lineup sooner rather than later.